[ bawl-kar-ee-er ]
/ ˈbɔlˌkær i ər /

noun Football.

the offensive player having the ball and attempting to gain ground.

Origin of ball-carrier

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ball-carrier

  • 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.

  • Then Ball-Carrier remembered his parents and went back to them.