verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- quarter-wave plate,
- quarterback sneak,
Origin of quarterback
Examples from the Web for quarterback
But that quiet approach has served the onetime UCLA quarterback, now 63, well through his lengthy acting career.
Or consider the case of Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.Hey NFL Fans: Ray Rice Isn’t the Problem. You Are.|Steve Almond|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles—“WHO?”
Now, the Green Bay Packers quarterback is a Super Bowl champion, most valuable player, and State Farm Discount Double-Check guy.
Michael Vick The next couple seasons should be the last hurrah for the almost 34-year-old quarterback.First Mega-Deal Is Done as the NFL’s Free Agent Scrap Begins|Ben Teitelbaum|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a new play they had learned that past week, a double pass, with the quarterback eventually taking the ball.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Czik was the quarterback all through college of some college in New Jersey, and had a lot of talent.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The ball was thrown forward by the quarterback, which was a foul.
At the start of the second half, Arthur Cable, who was Hill's quarterback, broke his collar-bone.
Here is the common-sense way in which an all-American quarterback performs his duties.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
noun US and Canadian
in U.S. football, 1876, from quarter (n.) + back (n.); so called from his position on the field at the start of play, between the halfback and the center. As a verb from 1945. Figurative sense from 1952. Monday morning quarterback is 1932 (n.), 1972 (v.); originally pro football player slang for sportswriters (U.S. professional football games typically are played on Sundays).