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full·back

 (fo͝ol′băk′)
n. Abbr. FB
1. Football An offensive backfield player whose position is behind the quarterback and halfbacks and who primarily performs offensive blocking and line plunges.
2. Sports A primarily defensive backfield player in field hockey, soccer, or Rugby whose position is near the defensive goal or goal line.

fullback

(ˈfʊlˌbæk)
n
1. (Soccer) soccer hockey one of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper
2. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) soccer hockey one of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper
3. (Rugby) rugby a defensive player positioned close to his own line
4. (General Sporting Terms) the position held by any of these players

full•back

(ˈfʊlˌbæk)

n.
1. (in football) 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, and field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fullback - (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive teamfullback - (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
running back - (football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage
2.fullback - (American football) the position of a back on a football team
back - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
football team, eleven - a team that plays football
Verb1.fullback - play the fullback
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
Translations

fullback

[ˈfʊlbæk] N (Ftbl) → defensa mf (Rugby) → zaguero m

fullback

[ˈfʊlˌbæk] n (Ftbl, Rugby) → terzino
References in classic literature ?
The creature before her realized it, too, for he moved cautiously, though swiftly, to intercept her, as a Rugby fullback might maneuver in the realization that he alone stood between the opposing team and a touchdown.
Coleman said: "It's something as a fullback I like to do, to get forward as much as I can.
But the Bengals released the 6-foot-3, 255-pound fullback before the start of the 2012 season.
05pm, until nearly midday, when Save My Blushes was deemed a non-runner, allowing Faltering Fullback (pictured) to make the line-up.
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Instead, he focused on the "outstanding game" that Marecic played on defense, and how well he blocked at fullback - so well, Harbaugh said, that in the second half Notre Dame defenders stopped trying to escape those blocks and instead went for Marecic's legs.
Fullback founders Justin Horsman and Neil Robinson have moved to Global as trade marketing manager and senior national account manager respectively.
Sources said tailback Chane Moline might also move to fullback.
If our right tackle calls S, everyone concerned at the 1 hole, namely the fullback, right end, right tackle, and right guard, blocks straight ahead.
He is a versatile player who can play at fullback or at half back and is also a goalkicker.
But then Masters went on to say the fullback had "sabotaged" the league's marketing scheme and that major sponsors had threatened to pull out.
after Faltering Fullback had beaten stablemate Questions answered by five and a half lengths, the trainer said: "that was badly wanted.