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[foo l-bak] /ˈfʊlˌbæk/
noun, Football.
1.
a running back who lines up behind the quarterback and is farthest from the line of scrimmage.
2.
the position played by this back.
3.
(in soccer, Rugby, field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.
Origin of fullback
1885-1890
1885-90; full1 + back1
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/ˈfʊlˌbæk/
noun
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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