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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.
The Derby fullback got stick from Rams fans last week when he claimed to be one of the Championship's best fullbacks on his day.
Develin and rookie undrafted free agent Ben Bartholomew are the only true fullbacks listed on the Patriots' roster.
Instead of enjoying the fact that the Bowmen won two playoff games in a season for the first time since he was hired in 1994, Lawrence was figuring out how to replace fullbacks Keith Boulton and Tim Manlove, who each suffered a broken leg in the win over the Knights.
Our answer was to return two backs to the backfield and play more smash-mouth football with our offensive linemen and fullbacks.
What sort of message does that give to other fullbacks in Wales?
The New England Patriots have re-signed wide receiver Deion Branch and signed free agent fullbacks Tony Fiammetta and Spencer Larsen.
The tailbacks and fullbacks should work on pass protection.