[ ruhn-bak ]
/ ˈrʌnˌbæk /
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- 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.
- the distance covered in making such a run.
Tennis. the space on a tennis court between the base line and the backstop.
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The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?
Origin of runback
First recorded in 1905–10; noun use of verb phrase run back
Words nearby runback
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How to use runback in a sentence
During the ensuing runback, tempers flared, and things got a little chippy.
Until these ewes have all found their lambs there is danger of a "runback" should you leave them.Total Per Cent Lambing Rules|Thomas Boylan