Entry from British & World English dictionary
A defender in soccer or field hockey who plays primarily in a position on the left of the field: a close-range shot from the England left back
More example sentences
- Well how about forgetting left backs and right backs for a moment and focussing on Spurs' abundance of centre backs.
- The four central midfielders tactic doesn't do it for me, and I'd swap Wayne Bridge for a decent left back any day.
- The Essex club are hunting for a left back and left-sided midfielder after missing out on Paul Heckingbottom.
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Line breaks: left back
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