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running back

n. Football
An offensive back, such as a fullback or halfback, who has the responsibility of advancing the ball by running with it on plays from the line of scrimmage.
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run′ning back`


n.
Football.
an offensive back, as a halfback or fullback, whose principal role is advancing the ball by running with it on plays from scrimmage.
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running back

Halfback or fullback who carries the ball.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 scrimmagerunning 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
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
fullback - (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team
halfback - (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
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By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
The two houses were separated by an ordinary yard, with a low fence running back through its middle from the street in front to the lane in the rear.
There- they are shouting again, and again are all running back somewhere, and I shall run with them, and it, death, is here above me and around...
"A tiger!" ejaculated Tom, as he began once more to change the charge in his rifle to a larger one, running back, meanwhile, in the direction of the sound of the voice.
The Pro Bowl running back is on the did not report list after missing training camp and the preseason.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who helped the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl crown, will not not return to action next season, ESPN and the NFL Network reported Wednesday.
Cierre Wood, 28, who played college football at Notre Dame as a running back and was also a member of practice squads with the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Buffalo Bills, was arrested after the death of his girlfriend Amy Taylor's 5-year-old daughter, reports the (https://nypost.com/2019/04/11/cierre-wood-former-notre-dame-star-arrested-after-girlfriends-daughter-dies/) New York Post.
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Running back Melvin Gordon is having a fine season with six touchdowns and they have adjusted well offensively to losing wide receiver Keenan Allen and running back Danny Woodhead to season-ending knee injuries.
Senior captains Matt Faucher, who plays quarterback, running back and linebacker, and Carter Craft, who plays offensive line and linebacker, as well as senior running back-defensive back Treva Hemingway and junior tight end/defensive end Chris Roach are all expected back from injuries.
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