Meaning of halfback

half•back

Pronunciation: (haf'bak", häf'-), [key]
— n.
    1. one of two backs who typically line up on each side of the fullback.
    2. the position played by such a back.
  1. (in soccer, Rugby, field hockey, etc.) a player stationed near the forward line to carry out chiefly offensive duties.
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