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Definition of "halfback" []

  • Football One of the players positioned near the flanks behind the line of scrimmage. (noun)
  • Football The position held by this player. (noun)
  • Sports One of several players stationed behind the forward line, as in soccer or Rugby. (noun)
  • Sports The position held by this player. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "halfback" in a sentence
  • "I called a halfback pass, and Larry Keys threw a two-point conversion pass to Unglaub to win the game, 21–20."
  • "They should listen to Pearce - who stands at the crossroads of becoming the state's long-term halfback - and hear what this second chance means to him."
  • "'' We definitely did it the hard way, we should have done that a lot easier, '' the recalled halfback said."