linebacker


linebacker

linebacker [lahyn-bak-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun Football.

  1. a player on defense who takes a position close behind the linemen.
  2. the position played by this player.

Origin of linebacker First recorded in 1960–65; line1 + backer Examples from the Web for linebacker Contemporary Examples of linebacker

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  • British Dictionary definitions for linebacker linebacker noun

    1. a defensive player in American or Canadian football who is positioned just behind the line of scrimmage

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