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Definition of Tailback

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  1. (American football) the person who plays tailback
  2. (American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage
    • more generic word: back = the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
    • member of: eleven / football team = a team that plays football

Alternative definition


  1. A line of motor vehicles caught up in traffic congestion; a traffic jam


  1. Tailback a.k.a. Halfback: A halfback, sometimes referred to as a tailback, is an offensive position in American football, which lines up in the backfield and generally is responsible for carrying the ball on running plays. 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 a defensive rather than offensive position.
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Google previewDictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (2009)

by A & C Black Publishers Ltd

tagliatelletagliatelle /tli|teli/ noun FOOD pasta in the form of long narrow ribbons tailbacktailback /teilbk/ noun ROAD TRAVEL a long line of cars held up by roadworks, an accident, etc. Because ofthe crash, there's a six-mile tailback on the ...

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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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