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[bawl-kar-ee-er] /ˈbɔlˌkær i ər/
noun, Football.
the offensive player having the ball and attempting to gain ground.
Origin of ball-carrier
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then ball-carrier remembered his parents and went back to them.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • The kettle soon began to sing and bubble, and ball-carrier was lifted in.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Now ever since ball-carrier's death the family had been very poor, and often could not get enough to eat.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang

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