Quarter back

quarterback

[kwawr-ter-bak]
noun
1.
a back in football who usually lines up immediately behind the center and directs the offense of the team.
2.
the position played by this back.
3.
a person who leads or directs a group or activity.
verb (used with object)
4.
to direct the offense of (a team).
5.
to lead or direct: to quarterback a public-relations campaign.
verb (used without object)
6.
to play the position of quarterback.

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; quarter + back1

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quarterback (ˈkwɔːtəˌbæk)
 
n
1.  a player in American or Canadian football, positioned usually behind the centre, who directs attacking play
2.  Monday-morning quarterbacking wisdom after the event, esp by spectators

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quarterback definition


  1. tv.
    to manage, lead, or direct someone or something. : I quarterbacked the whole company for more years than I care to remember.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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