- the offensive player having the ball and attempting to gain ground.
Origin of ball-carrier
First recorded in 1930–35
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Then Ball-Carrier remembered his parents and went back to them.
The kettle soon began to sing and bubble, and Ball-Carrier was lifted in.
Now ever since Ball-Carrier's death the family had been very poor, and often could not get enough to eat.