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center back

noun, Volleyball, Water Polo.
1.
the player in the middle of the back line.
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  • Attach collar to middy, right of center collar to right of the center back of middy.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • When basting under collar to coat neck, start basting from center back seam, forward to each side.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Reverse press-jack and coat, then as before, commence pressing at the center back seam, and forward to the front edge.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Toward the center back portion of the alcove is another low square masonry structure which may have been an altar.

  • center back stage, in front of sky-light, modeling stand upon which is placed a rough statuette, covered by cloth.

  • Bend to shape of brim and pin under edge of velvet, beginning at the center back.

    Make Your Own Hats

    Gene Allen Martin
  • Cut away all superfluous material, allowing three-eighths of an inch seam at the center back.

    Make Your Own Hats

    Gene Allen Martin
  • Cut the two back portions through the center back, on the thread of material.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • In center fronts and in middle of center back, gather at the waist line to fit figure.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Pin in place and baste all the way around until the center back is reached.

    Make Your Own Hats

    Gene Allen Martin
Contemporary definitions for center back
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