Definition of running back noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


running back

BrE BrE//ˈrʌnɪŋ bæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌnɪŋ bæk//
American football
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(in American football) an attacking player whose main job is to run forward carrying the ball See related entries: American football
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: running back