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 Dictionary entry overview: What does halfback mean? 

  The noun HALFBACK has 2 senses:

1. (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
2. the position of a back on a football team

  Familiarity information: HALFBACK used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1halfback [BACK TO TOP]


(football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("halfback" is a kind of...):

running back ((football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage)

Domain category:

football; football game (any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal)

Sense 2halfback [BACK TO TOP]


The position of a back on a football team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("halfback" is a kind of...):

back (the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage)

Holonyms ("halfback" is a member of...):

eleven; football team (a team that plays football)

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