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 Dictionary entry overview: What does football player mean? 

  The noun FOOTBALL PLAYER has 1 sense:

1. an athlete who plays American football

  Familiarity information: FOOTBALL PLAYER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1football player [BACK TO TOP]


An athlete who plays American football

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


football player; footballer

Hypernyms ("football player" is a kind of...):

athlete; jock (a person trained to compete in sports)

participant; player (a person who participates in or is skilled at some game)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "football player"):

back ((football) a person who plays in the backfield)

pass catcher; pass receiver; receiver (a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass)

lineman (one of the players on the line of scrimmage)

line backer; linebacker (a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen)

kicker (a player who kicks the football)

football hero (a football player who has achieved a reputation for success)

cornerback (a defensive football player stationed outside the linebackers)

blocker (a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play)

ball carrier ((football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play)

tackler (a football player who tackles the ball carrier)

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