Quarterback definition

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(football) An offensive back who calls the play, takes the ball from the center, and then passes, hands off, etc.
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The offensive backfield player whose position is behind the line of scrimmage and who usually calls the signals for the plays and receives the ball when snapped.
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(football) To direct the offense of.
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(slang) To lead or direct the operations of.
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To play quarterback.
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To act as quarterback for (a team)
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To direct or lead; manage.
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(American football) An offensive back whose primary job is to pass the ball in a play.
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(American football) To play the position of quarterback.
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(by extension) To lead the offense.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quarterback
Plural:
quarterbacks