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ball-carrier

[bawl-kar-ee-er] /ˈbɔlˌkær i ər/
noun, Football.
1.
the offensive player having the ball and attempting to gain ground.
Origin of ball-carrier
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Then ball-carrier remembered his parents and went back to them.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Now ever since ball-carrier's death the family had been very poor, and often could not get enough to eat.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • The kettle soon began to sing and bubble, and ball-carrier was lifted in.

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