running back

Definitions of running back
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n (football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage

Types:
fullback
(football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team
halfback
(football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
Type of:
back
(football) a person who plays in the backfield

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