Halfback meaning

hăfbăk, häf-
(football) One of the running backs positioned to the sides behind the quarterback when the ball is snapped.
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(sports) One of several players stationed behind the forward line, as in soccer or Rugby.
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(soccer, field hockey, etc.) A player positioned between the forwards and the fullbacks, who has both offensive and defensive responsibilities.
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(American football) An offensive back whose primary jobs are to carry the ball on running plays and to serve as a receiver or blocker on passing plays.
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(Canadian football) A defensive back whose primary jobs are to cover the slotback on passing plays and prevent running plays from going to the outside.
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(field hockey) A position in field hockey, with both offensive and defensive roles.
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