full back


noun Football.
a running back who lines up behind the quarterback and is farthest from the line of scrimmage.
the position played by this back.
(in soccer, Rugby, field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.

1885–90; full1 + back1

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fullback (ˈfʊlˌbæk)
1.  soccer, hockey one of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper
2.  rugby a defensive player positioned close to his own line
3.  the position held by any of these players

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