tailback


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tail·back

 (tāl′băk′)
n. Abbr. TB Football
The back on an offensive team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage.

tailback

(ˈteɪlˌbæk)
n
a queue of traffic stretching back from an obstruction

tail•back

(ˈteɪlˌbæk)

n.
the offensive football back who lines up farthest behind the line of scrimmage.
[1925–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tailback - (American football) the person who plays tailback
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
2.tailback - (American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage
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
Translations
hosszú kocsisor

tailback

[ˈteɪlbæk] Ncaravana f, cola f

tailback

[ˈteɪlbæk] n (British)bouchon m

tailback

[ˈteɪlˌbæk] n (Brit) (Aut) → coda
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Police officers handed out water to motorists trapped in miles of tailback following a major crash yesterday.
In the process, our Multiple I has given rise to a one-back Shotgun/Spread formation in which our versatile QB hands off or runs the ball more often than the S-back or tailback.
The three simple basic plays in the wing-bone power series are the Tailback Wham (an inside isolation attack), the Tailback Blast (a basic offtackle power play), and the Tailback Power Sweep that allows the tailback to cut inside or go outside.
Put our best athletes -- fullback, tailback, guards, tight end and ball carrier at the point of attack.
The QB sends the tailback in motion toward the strength of the formation and the ball is snapped when the tailback reaches a point behind the playside guard or tackle, depending upon his speed.
We run the play exactly as we do the counter running play, only we do not hand the ball back to the tailback.