Definition of backfield noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    backfield

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈbækfiːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækfiːld//
     
    [singular, uncountable] American football
     
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  1. 1(in American football) the area of play behind the line of scrimmage See related entries: American football
  2. 2the players who play in or around this area See related entries: American football
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backfield