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Definition of the noun tailback
What does tailback mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: tailbacks
- (American football) the person who plays tailback
- (American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage
Alternative definition of the noun tailback
- A line of motor vehicles caught up in traffic congestion; a traffic jam
Specialised definition of the noun tailback
Glossary of sports
a long line of cars held up by roadwork's, an accident, etc. (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
Glossary of sports / American football
a running back who lines up behind a fullback (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
Tailback a.k.a. Halfback: A halfback is the holder of an offensive position in American football whose duties involve lining up in the backfield and carrying the ball on most running plays in formations such as the veer variant of the wishbone. When the principal ball carrier lines up deep in the backfield, and especially when that player is placed behind another player, as in the I formation, that player is instead referred to as a tailback, Historically, from the 1870s through the 1950s, the halfback position was both an offensive and defensive position. In the related sport of Canadian football, halfback is usually a defensive rather than offensive position since the 1980s, though used to also refer to an offensive position similar to a slotback that could line up off the tight end or behind the quarterback.
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T, UVWXYZ Versability (2016)
by Roger J. Maderia
A tailback is a running back in football. A tackler makes a tackle to bring him down. A tumbler does tumbles in acrobatics. A twit is often seen as a clown.
Princeton Alumni Weekly (1957)
Singlewing designations have been used for the backfield; for the record, the tailback is the left half and the wingback the right half. THE OPPOSITION Pre- season estimates have it that only two of the eight Ivies will enter the second formal ...
by Oxford Dictionaries,
tailback noun Brit. a long queue of stationary traffic. tailcoat noun Brit. a man's formal jacket with a long skirt divided at the back into tails and cut away in front. tailgate noun 1 a hinged flap at the back ...
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by Bob Boyles, Paul Guido
Look no further than the 1979 backfield: future Heisman-winning tailback Marcus Allen then labored as a blocking fullback for Heisman-winning tailback...
by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite
tailback n. Brit. a long queue of traffic extending ...
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One of Changi's two runways was closed that morning, leading to this rare sight of a take-off queue.
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- M11 tailback in the rain
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- February 15th. Holyhead Road Tailback
Oh oh....it's the traffic chaos again!
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- Tailback of team cars
The cars to the left (in the photo) are judges cars and "VIP" cars. Will got to ride in one of the VIP cars, courtesy of some very generous friends.
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Video shows what tailback means. A line of motor vehicles caught up in traffic congestion, a traffic jam. Tailback Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...
Scrabble value of T1A1I1L1B3A1C3K5
The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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