WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
quar•ter•back /ˈkwɔrtɚˌbæk/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sport[countable] a back in football who usually lines up immediately behind the center and directs the offense of the team.
  2. Sport[uncountable] the position played by this back.

  • to direct the offense of (a team): [+ object]He quarterbacked his team to victory.[no object]He should be quarterbacking again in no time.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    quarterback /ˈkwɔːtəˌbæk/ n US Canadian
    1. a player in American or Canadian football, positioned usually behind the centre, who directs attacking play

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