halfback


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half·back

 (hăf′băk′, häf′-)
n. Abbr. HB
1. Football One of the running backs positioned to the sides behind the quarterback when the ball is snapped.
2. Sports One of several players stationed behind the forward line, as in soccer or Rugby.

halfback

(ˈhɑːfˌbæk)
n
1. (Soccer) rugby either the scrum half or the stand-off half
2. (Rugby) rugby either the scrum half or the stand-off half
3. (Soccer) soccer old-fashioned any of three players positioned behind the line of forwards and in front of the fullbacks
4. (Soccer) any of certain similar players in other team sports
5. (Rugby) any of certain similar players in other team sports
6. (Soccer) the position of a player who is halfback
7. (Rugby) the position of a player who is halfback

half•back

(ˈhæfˌbæk, ˈhɑf-)

n.
1. Football.
a. one of two backs who typically line up on each side of the fullback.
b. the position played by such a back.
2. (in soccer, Rugby, field hockey, etc.) a player stationed near the forward line to carry out chiefly offensive duties.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halfback - (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
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.halfback - (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
Translations

halfback

[ˈhɑːfbæk] N (Ftbl) → medio/a m/f

halfback

[ˈhɑːfˌbæk] n (Sport) → mediano
References in classic literature ?
It was in vain that the Houndsditch backs and halfbacks skimmed like swallows about the field.
Vaughan has played most of his football for Mayo across the halfback line but has been named at midfield in recent games though with calls for Tom Parsons to be restored to the starting line up growing louder, it remains to be seen where he'll be placed come Sunday.
STAND-IN Giants coach Andy Kelly is braced for a major halfback selection dilemma.
Castleford are without Luke Dorn and Matt Cook, but new signings Luke Gale and Ben Roberts are set to debut at halfback.
CHRIS BRIDGE thought his England days were long gone - but he could yet be the answer to Steve McNamara's halfback headache.
We're playing well but we want to keep together and get better,'' halfback Betancourt said.
It's a feeling that's hard to describe," the Maroons halfback Thurston said of Queensland's remarkable eight-year domination.
Parker has appointed halfback Scott Woods as his captain/coach, Neil Emmerson as his assistant and Jon Mason as conditioner.
KEVIN Sinfield is delighted to get the chance to continue his new halfback partnership with Rangi Chase as England prepare to open their Gillette Four Nations campaign.
30pm) The pack remains the same as the one which lost to France 3-15 two weeks ago, but Amy Day comes in at halfback for Laura Prosser, while Mared Evans and Ceri Redman start at full back and centre .
Coach Toby Booth sticks with the same line-up, which contains 12 former or present Academy players and pairs Peter Richards and Chris Malone in the halfback slot.
In his early career, Mr Tennant played on the right wing but later moved to the halfback Former Wales football international Des Tennant, who captained Brighton and Hove Albion and had spells with Barry Town and Cardiff City's junior side, has died at 83 halfback line, captaining the side for three seasons.