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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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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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Halfback or fullback who carries the ball.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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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