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.
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tailback

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

(ˈteɪlˌbæk)

n.
the offensive football back who lines up farthest behind the line of scrimmage.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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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
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Translations
hosszú kocsisor

tailback

[ˈteɪlbæk] Ncaravana f, cola f
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tailback

[ˈteɪlbæk] n (British)bouchon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tailback

[ˈteɪlˌbæk] n (Brit) (Aut) → coda
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References in periodicals archive ?
Watch out for congestion and tailback. pic.twitter.com/yOZvKEt69R
The traffic is expected to reach its peak in the afternoon with a 20-kilometer tailback forecast near the tunnel and a 35-km tailback on the Tomei Expressway connecting Tokyo and Nagoya and its vicinity.
CORVALLIS - If Yvenson Bernard, the Oregon State junior tailback and the Pac-10's second-leading rusher, has his way, he will be in uniform for Saturday's 12:30 p.m.
A 10-mile tailback built up as the juggernaut blocked all three lanes and hard shoulder of the west-bound M4 at Reading.
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.
According to TrafficDXB, which provides regular traffic updates in and around Dubai, multiple road accidents resulted in congestion and tailback on the Abu Dhabi-bound lane of Shaikh Zayed Road, near Dubai Canal.
I crossed the road and then had to stop because the tailback was that long.
The sheer volume of traffic caused jams ten miles long on the M3 between Surrey and Hampshire, while in Somerset, on the A303 into Devon and Cornwall, an accident led to _ a 12-mile tailback. "It's a car park out there," an Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said.
The southbound carriageway was closed until around 5pm, causing a 14-mile tailback stretching as far back as Preston.
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.
Traffic jams were reported on main highways out of Tokyo, with a 55-kilometer tailback seen on the Kanetsu Expressway in Saitama Prefecture and a 51-km tailback seen on the Chuo Expressway in Yamanashi Prefecture as of 9 a.m.
Accident on #E11 Al Itihad Rd opp #Dubai International Airport when coming from #Sharjah causing massive congestion and tailback. Delays expected.