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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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halfback[ˈhɑːfbæk] N (Ftbl) → medio/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
halfback[ˈhɑːfˌbæk] n (Sport) → mediano
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995