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[ fool-bak ]
/ ˈfʊlˌbæk /
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noun Football.

a running back who lines up behind the quarterback and is farthest from the line of scrimmage.
the position played by this back.
(in soccer, Rugby, field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.

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Origin of fullback

First recorded in 1885–90; full1 + back1
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fullback
/ (ˈfʊlˌbæk) /

noun

soccer hockey one of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper
rugby a defensive player positioned close to his own line
the position held by any of these players
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