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right back Line breaks: right back

Definition of right back in English:

noun

A defender in soccer or field hockey who plays primarily in a position on the right of the field: a midfielder with experience at right-back [as modifier]: the right-back position
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  • Carragher is playing in central defence for Liverpool but is no stranger to the right-back position and would be my choice.
  • Aaron Labonte was the provider this time, darting down the flank from the right-back position.
  • Actually, Bansal had shunted Tirkey to the right-back position from being a left-half.

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