Backfield meaning

băk'fēld'
The primarily defensive players on a soccer, field hockey, or Rugby team.
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The players stationed some distance behind the line of scrimmage.

A team with a strong defensive backfield.

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The positions filled by these players.
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The area in which these players are positioned.
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Either of the areas where the backs are positioned.
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The set of four offensive backs, including the quarterback and some combination of running backs and flankers.
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The set of defensive backs, usually three, four, or five, who are primarily responsible for covering the pass receivers.
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(soccer) The area of play behind either the offensive or defensive line.
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The players positioned in this area.
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