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runback

[ruhn-bak]
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noun
  1. Football.
    1. a run made by a player toward the goal line of the opponents after receiving a kick, intercepting a pass, or recovering an opponent's fumble.
    2. the distance covered in making such a run.
  2. Tennis. the space on a tennis court between the base line and the backstop.

Origin of runback

First recorded in 1905–10; noun use of verb phrase run back
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Historical Examples

  • Until these ewes have all found their lambs there is danger of a "runback" should you leave them.

    Total Per Cent Lambing Rules

    Thomas Boylan