linebacker(redirected from American football linebacker)
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n. Abbr. LB Football
Any of the defensive players forming a second line of defense behind the players on the line of scrimmage.
(American Football) a defensive player in American or Canadian football who is positioned just behind the line of scrimmage
1. a football player on defense who takes a position behind the linemen.
2. the position played by this player.
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|Noun||1.||linebacker - a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen|
|2.||linebacker - (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage|
back - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage