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center halfback

noun
1.
Field Hockey. the player in the middle among the halfbacks.
2.
Soccer. the player in the middle of his or her own half of the field who carries out both offensive and defensive duties.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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Contemporary definitions for center halfback
noun

a player who is positioned in the middle of the back line or row, esp. in volleyball and water polo; also called center back

noun

a player who is positioned in the center of the middle line, esp. in field hockey, soccer, speedball

noun

this player position in certain sports

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