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running back

noun, Football.
1.
an offensive back, as a halfback or fullback, whose principal role is advancing the ball by running with it on plays from scrimmage.
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  • Still, more and more people were running back and forth among the wickiups.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • There is nothing to prevent her from coming about and running back to Jacksonville.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • running back to the field, she gathered a handful of wild flowers and returned to the soldier.

  • But even as he put his hands on the bow, she reappeared, running back.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • While talking, the three boys had been running back to the garage.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer

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