tailback

[ teyl-bak ]
/ ˈteɪlˌbæk /

noun Football.

the offensive back who lines up farthest behind the line of scrimmage, as in a single wingback or double wingback formation.
the position played by this back.

Nearby words

  1. tail skid,
  2. tail wagging the dog, the,
  3. tail wheel,
  4. tail-heavy,
  5. tail-light,
  6. tailband,
  7. tailboard,
  8. tailbone,
  9. tailcoat,
  10. tailed

Origin of tailback

First recorded in 1935–40; tail1 + back1

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British Dictionary definitions for tailback

tailback

/ (ˈteɪlˌbæk) /

noun

a queue of traffic stretching back from an obstruction
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