run-back

runback

[ruhn-bak]
noun
1.
Football.
a.
a run made by a player toward the goal line of the opponents after receiving a kick, intercepting a pass, or recovering an opponent's fumble.
b.
the distance covered in making such a run.
2.
Tennis. the space on a tennis court between the base line and the backstop.

Origin:
1905–10; noun use of verb phrase run back

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