Definition of running back in English:

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running back

Pronunciation:

noun

American Football
An offensive player who specializes in carrying the ball.
Example sentences
  • The offensive line and running backs are inconsistent, and the quarterbacks are green.
  • He also has the lateral agility and footwork to run with most tight ends and some running backs.
  • The more carries a running back gets, the better chance he has of wearing down a defense.
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