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Meaning of backfield

back•field

Pronunciation: (bak'fēld"), [key]
— n. Football.
  1. the members of the team who, on offense, are stationed behind the linemen and, on defense, behind the linebackers.
  2. their positions considered as a unit.
  3. the area where the backs play.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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