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noun Football.
  1. the offensive player having the ball and attempting to gain ground.
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Origin of ball-carrier

First recorded in 1930–35
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Now ever since Ball-Carrier's death the family had been very poor, and often could not get enough to eat.