Definition of quarterback in English:
1A player positioned behind the center who directs a team’s offensive play.
- Rookie quarterbacks deal with offensive playbooks that dwarf the ones they studied in college.
- Just about every NFL team has a quarterback in place who is viewed as the future of the franchise.
- Both teams have strong-armed quarterbacks and dangerous receivers.
1.1North American A person who directs or coordinates an operation or project.
- Key to it is creating a new director of national intelligence, a quarterback, if you will.
- The fact of the matter is, the town has got a lot of people in it who are armchair quarterbacks, or who like to comment on the passing scene.
- They are the quarterbacks, the lead singers, the objects of admiration and envy.
verb[with object] Football Back to top
1Play as a quarterback for (a particular team).
- He quarterbacked the football team to a league title.
- Brett Favre, whose 27 touchdown passes tied for the NFC lead, has quarterbacked the same team longer than any NFL signal caller.
- Most of these physicists, after all, were not exactly quarterbacking the football team in high school.
1.1North American Direct or coordinate (an operation or project).
- Should the selection of the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court be quarterbacked by a man who is currently the subject of an on-going criminal investigation?
- Indeed, the whole process is quarterbacked out of the Counsel's office.
- The commander is the most unique position in that it allows one player to quarterback the entire team's operations.
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