Definition of ballcarrier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌkerēər/


American Football
A player in possession of the ball and attempting to advance it.
Example sentences
  • They all could run right through a ball carrier or bury a quarterback.
  • The defense consistently over-pursued the ball carrier and failed to contain the outside.
  • He can drop the hammer on a ball carrier, and he can ballhawk a pass when he gets the chance.

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Syllabification: ball·car·ri·er

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