Associations to the word «Halfback»


HALFBACK, noun. (American football) An offensive back whose primary jobs are to carry the ball on running plays and to serve as a receiver or blocker on passing plays.
HALFBACK, noun. (Canadian football) A defensive back whose primary jobs are to cover the slotback on passing plays and prevent running plays from going to the outside.
HALFBACK, noun. (field hockey) A position in field hockey, with both offensive and defensive roles.

Dictionary definition

HALFBACK, noun. (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position.
HALFBACK, noun. (American football) the position of a back on a football team.

Wise words

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