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run +‎ back


runback (plural runbacks)

  1. (American football) The act of returning a kicked ball, such as from a punt or kickoff
    • 1936, October 18, Fifty Yard Runback of Punt Gives Bowdoin 6-0 Win Over Williams[1], page C4:
      A fifty yard runback of a punt by Jack Reed in the fourth period gave Bowdoin a 6-0 win over Williams today in a driving rain.

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