fullback definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Football one of the running backs, used typically for blocking
- Soccer, Rugby, etc. a defensive player who generally plays back in the defensive end of the field near the goal so as to prevent the opponent's forwards from scoring
fullback definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. FB
- Football a. An offensive backfield player whose position is behind the quarterback and halfbacks and who primarily performs offensive blocking and line plunges.b. The position of this player.
- Sports a. A primarily defensive backfield player in field hockey, soccer, or Rugby whose position is near the defensive goal or goal line.b. The position of this player.