fullback

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full +‎ back

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fullback (plural fullbacks)

  1. (American football) An offensive back whose primary jobs are to block in advance of the halfback on running plays and for the quarterback on passing plays.
  2. (rugby) A position behind the main line of backs in both rugby union and rugby league. In rugby union, they wear number 15 jersey at the start of play and are the last line of defence responsible for catching punts.
  3. (field hockey) A defensive player who assists the goalie in preventing the opposing team from scoring.
  4. (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”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      For long, awkward spells, City looked out of their depth. Dani Alves and Jordi Alba attacked like whippets from the full-back positions.

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