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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.
As you'd expect, the Fullback can be driven in either 2WD or 4WD on tarmac or off-road.
And, like the Mitsubishi, the Fullback can cart a braked trailer weighing up to 3,100kg.
As it's identical under the skin to Mitsubishi's mighty L200, the Fullback Cross is also, however, an extremely functional 4x4 and pickup, able to transport a payload of more than one tonne - a sturdy bed liner is standard - and tow 3,100kg.
He could play winger or fullback and also played for the sevens team for the last couple of years.
"Him and Gaz competing for a slot was a real step up in his development and now playing with Jackson and Robbie, I think he's just developing into a top-class fullback.
So, making use of Mitsubishi's considerable expertise, the Thailand-built Fullback gives Fiat a top player in a sector of the market rapidly expanding due in no small part to company car drivers looking to take advantage of tax regulations that make a pick-up option desirable.
fastfacts MODEL: Fiat Fullback LX Auto PRICE: PS30,943 MECHANICAL: 178bhp, 2,442cc, 4cyl diesel engine driving all wheels via automatic gearbox MAX SPEED: 110mph 0-62MPH: 9.8 seconds COMBINED MPG: 37.7 INSURANCE: TBA CO2 EMISSIONS: 196g/km BIK RATING: 37% WARRANTY: 3 years / 120,000 miles
"I'll happily play on the wing if he selects me, I don't mind but I've always played fullback and I feel that's where I play my best rugby but if Johann selected me to play prop I'd have no problem playing there," said Fitzgerald.
"He marked Marko Arnautovic out of the game, he got him subbed and I always say to a fullback when they get the winger subbed: 'What a great job you've done tonight lad.'.
The front of the Fullback has an upmarket appearance of a sports SUV, with its swept-back fascia, chunky front bumper and roomy cab-forward layout.