WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
full•back /ˈfʊlˌbæk/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Sport[countable] (in football) a running back who lines up behind the quarterback.
  2. Sport[countable] (in soccer, Rugby, and field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.
  3. Sport[uncountable] the position played by a fullback.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
full•back  (fŏŏlbak′),USA pronunciation n. [Football.]
  1. Sporta running back who lines up behind the quarterback and is farthest from the line of scrimmage.
  2. Sportthe position played by this back.
  3. Sport(in soccer, Rugby, field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.
  • full1 + back1 1885–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fullback /ˈfʊlˌbæk/ n
  1. one of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper
  2. the position held by any of these players



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