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Definition of backfield noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    backfield

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈbækfild//
     
    [singular, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(in football) the area of play behind the line of scrimmage
  2. 2the players who play in or around this area
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: backfield