Definition of linebacker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪnbakə/


American Football
A defensive player positioned just behind the line of scrimmage.
Example sentences
  • He's one of the league's quickest linebackers and can cover tight ends and running backs.
  • It should look like two linebackers guarding the quarterback from the defensive player.
  • He gets good leverage and usually blocks against a rushing linebacker or defensive back.
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