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- 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
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.