quarterback

In American football, the quarterback is in charge of the team's offense. When football players huddle in a circle to plan their plays, the quarterback usually decides which strategy to use.

In many ways, a quarterback is a team's leader, although ultimately the coach is in charge. When an NFL team wins the Super Bowl, the quarterback accepts the winning trophy. As a verb, to quarterback either means, literally, to play the position of quarterback, or to lead a team or project: "The teacher asked me to quarterback the class Halloween party." Quarterback comes from the starting field position, between the center and the halfback.

Definitions of quarterback
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n (football) the person who plays quarterback

Synonyms:
field general, signal caller
Type of:
back
(football) a person who plays in the backfield

n (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team

quarterback is the most important position on the team”
Synonyms:
field general, signal caller
Type of:
back
(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

v play the quarterback

Type of:
play
participate in games or sport

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