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



BrE BrE//ˈkwɔːtəbæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrtərbæk//
American football
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(in American football) the player who directs the team’s attacking play and passes the ball to other players at the start of each attack See related entries: American football
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quarterback