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- (soccer) A player who plays on the left or right side of defence.
2015 February 24, Daniel Taylor, “Luis Suárez strikes twice as Barcelona teach Manchester City a lesson”, The Guardian (London):
- For long, awkward spells, City looked out of their depth. Dani Alves and Jordi Alba attacked like whippets from the full-back positions.
- (rugby) The player who wears the number 15 jersey at the start of play. The last line of defence responsible for catching punts.
(soccer) a player who plays on the left or right side of defence