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Meaning of fullback

full•back

Pronunciation: (fool'bak"), [key]
— n. Football.
  1. a running back who lines up behind the quarterback and is farthest from the line of scrimmage.
  2. the position played by this back.
  3. (in soccer, Rugby, field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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