[ ruhn-bak ]
/ ˈrʌnˌbæk /


  1. a run made by a player toward the goal line of the opponents after receiving a kick, intercepting a pass, or recovering an opponent's fumble.
  2. the distance covered in making such a run.
Tennis. the space on a tennis court between the base line and the backstop.

Origin of runback

First recorded in 1905–10; noun use of verb phrase run back Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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