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n. Football
1. The act of returning a kickoff, punt, or intercepted forward pass.
2. The distance so covered.


(in tennis) the areas behind the baselines of the court



Football. a run made by a player toward the opponent's goal line after receiving a kick, intercepting a pass, or recovering a fumble.


n (Tennis) → Auslauf mhinter der Grundlinie
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Pretty simple shots for the most part, other than his runback in [the fifth end].
He'd give me the number of fingers I'd need for yardage, or just tell me - how long was the punt, how far was the runback.
The sheep will also have a runback to an adjacent field to prevent them becoming too wet and dirty, and to offer extra grazing.
These types of system are essential for the effective and efficient operation of the network and include transformer voltage regulation and cooling control, VAR control, load shedding and runback schemes.
Punctuating Seattle's dominance were a 69-yard interception return touchdown by linebacker Malcolm Smith to make it 22-0, and Percy Harvin's sensational 87-yard kickoff runback to open the second half.
The Arkansas kick return team even got in the act when upback Ross Rasner stunned everybody in Cowboys Stadium with a 31-yard runback to open the game.
RETURNINGHEROES Howthe greatsf aredon their first runback as four-year-olds Brigadier Gerard The unbeaten 2,000 Guineas hero madehis returninthe Lockinge Stakes40 years ago, running outa workmanlike two-and-a-halflength winner.
To minimize damage to loads, regulators employ a rapid runback control scheme that bypasses the normal time delay and runs the regulators back down as quickly as possible.
This self-priming unit also has a programmable runback feature that ensures no-drip dispensing.
Nicky Henderson's 7yo, a dual winner over hurdles, is open to plenty more improvement as that Plumpton success was only his second runback from an absence of two-and-a-half years.
He was having his first runback and he did it well and he has come out of the race grand so it's great," said Elliott "We had him back in training last year but he got a bit of heat in his tendon so we had to ease off him.