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TAILBACK

 Dictionary entry overview: What does tailback mean? 

TAILBACK (noun)
  The noun TAILBACK has 2 senses:

1. (football) the person who plays tailback
2. the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage

  Familiarity information: TAILBACK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAILBACK (noun)


Sense 1tailback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(football) the person who plays tailback

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

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

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 2tailback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

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

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

eleven; football team (a team that plays football)


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