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quar·ter·back

 (kwôr′tər-băk′)
n. Abbr. QB Football
The offensive backfield player whose position is behind the line of scrimmage and who usually calls the signals for the plays and receives the ball when snapped.
v. quar·ter·backed, quar·ter·back·ing, quar·ter·backs
v.tr.
1. Football To direct the offense of.
2. Slang To lead or direct the operations of: "needed someone to quarterback the [brain trust] for the first U.S. ICBM program" (Forbes).
v.intr. Football
To play quarterback.

quarterback

(ˈkwɔːtəˌbæk)
n
1. (Soccer) a player in American or Canadian football, positioned usually behind the centre, who directs attacking play
2. (Rugby) a player in American or Canadian football, positioned usually behind the centre, who directs attacking play

quar•ter•back

(ˈkwɔr tərˌbæk)

n.
1. a back in football who usu. lines up immediately behind the center and directs the offense of the team.
2. the position played by this back.
v.t.
3. to direct the offense of (a team).
4. to lead; direct.
v.i.
5. to play the position of quarterback.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarterback - (football) the person who plays quarterbackquarterback - (football) the person who plays quarterback
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
back - (football) a person who plays in the backfield
2.quarterback - (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team; "quarterback is the most important position on the 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.quarterback - play the quarterback
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

quarterback

[ˈkwɔːtəbæk] N (US) (Ftbl) → mariscal mf de campo

quarterback

[ˈkwɔːrrbæk] n (US)quarterback mfquarter century nquart m de siècle

quarterback

[ˈkwɔːtəˌbæk] n (American football) → quarterback m inv
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