quarterback

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From quarter +‎ back, in reference to position in front of the halfback position.[1]

Noun[edit]

quarterback (plural quarterbacks)

  1. (American football) An offensive back whose primary job is to pass the ball in a play.
  2. (American football, historical) An offensive back who receives the snap (hike) and then blocks the defense from crossing the line of scrimmage; a blocking back.
  3. (rugby football, historical) A position just behind the forwards, or one who plays this position.

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Verb[edit]

quarterback (third-person singular simple present quarterbacks, present participle quarterbacking, simple past and past participle quarterbacked)

  1. (American football) To play the position of quarterback.
  2. (by extension) To lead a team or group; to be primarily responsible for some group project or activity..[2]
    • 1981, “Interiors roundtable”, in Lodging Hospitality, volume 37, page 250:
      Wayman's major responsibility is to quarterback the team, coordinating business development, project scheduling and management and quality control.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ quarterback” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.
  2. ^ Joe Miller (9 February 2018), “Are these the worst examples of business jargon?”, in BBC News[1], BBC

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English quarterback.

Noun[edit]

quarterback c (singular definite quarterbacken, plural indefinite quarterbacker or quarterbacks)

  1. A quarterback.
    • 2015, Jeppe Dong Abrahamsen, “Super Bowl-vinder scorer kassen med klubskifte
      et beløb kun de allerbedste quarterbacker kan hamle op med
      a sum with which only the very best quarterbacks can compete
    • 2015, Jeppe Dong Abrahamsen and Marie Louise Balling, “Tom Brady - Super Bowl-ringenes herre
      Seks andre quarterbacker blev valgt før ham. Seks andre spillere blev valgt af Patriots inden ham.
      Six other quarterbacks were chosen before him. Six other players were chosen by Patriots before him.
    • 2009, Anders Henriksen, Arven efter Bush, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN, page 81
      Cheney var quarterbacken på det lokale amerikanske fodboldhold, som endte med at gifte sig med den populære pige fra skolen, Lynne Vincent. En pige, der var statsmester i 'baton-twirling'.
      Cheney was the quarterback on the local American football team, who ended up marrying the popular girl on the school, Lynne Vincent. A girl, who was a state champion in 'baton-twirling'.
    • 2014, Lee Nichols, Haunting Emma #1: Hjemsøgt, Tellerup A/S →ISBN
      Se, det er hvad man får ud af næsten at være en slags kærester med quarterbacken. På vej gennem æblehaven reciterede Harry et digt dedikeret til Natalies røv. Helt seriøst. Det var i terza rima, fortalte han os, med parrim.
      See, that's what you get from almost sort of dating the quarterback. Walking through the apple garden, Harry recited a poem dedicated to Natalie's arse. Seriously. It was in terza rima, he told us, with couplets.
    • 2014, Alison Roberts, Laura Iding, Brændende begær/Brud til enlig far, Förlaget Harlequin AB →ISBN
      Det havde hun sidst gjort, da hun havde været 16 og forelsket i Steven Wade, quarterbacken på skolens fodboldhold, som ikke havde vidst, at skolens største bogorm overhovedet fandtes.
      The last time she had done that, she had been 16 and in love with Steven Wade, the quarterback on the school's football team, who had not known that the greatest bookworm of the school even existed.
    • 2012, Jimmi Willemoes Jensen, “Manning sætter All Star-rekord
      Specielt når man ser på, hvor mange andre quarterbacker, der har haft store sæsoner i AFC, ...
      Especially when you observe how many other quarterbacks have had large seasons in AFC, ...

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English quarterback.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quarterback m (plural quarterbacks)

  1. quarterback

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English quarterback.

Noun[edit]

quarterback m (plural quarterbacks)

  1. quarterback