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runback

[ruhn-bak] /ˈrʌnˌbæk/
noun
1.
Football.
  1. 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.
  2. the distance covered in making such a run.
2.
Tennis. the space on a tennis court between the base line and the backstop.
Origin of runback
1905-1910
1905-10; noun use of verb phrase run back
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  • Until these ewes have all found their lambs there is danger of a "runback" should you leave them.

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