Definition of Backfield

1. Noun. The offensive football players who line up behind the linemen.

Member holonyms: Back
Group relationships: Eleven, Football Team
Generic synonyms: Formation



Definition of Backfield

1. Noun. (soccer) The area of play behind either the offensive or defensive line. ¹

2. Noun. The players positioned in this area. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backfield

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backfield

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backdropping
backdrops
backdropt
backed
backed up
backend
backends
backer
backers
backest
backet
backets
backfall
backfalls
backfield (current term)
backfields
backfile
backfile conversion
backfiles
backfill
backfilled
backfilling
backfills
backfire
backfired
backfires
backfiring
backfisch
backfische

Literary usage of Backfield

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1. Inside Football by Frank W. Cavanaugh (1919)
"CHAPTER XIV BACKS AND backfield TACTICS THE traditional fullback was taller, heavier and of knottier muscles than the "light, speedy halves. ..."

2. The Book of Athletics by Paul Withington, Lothrop Withington (1914)
"Most people will consider the backfield positions the most important ones to fill, and of these, that of the quarter-back probably the most difficult one. ..."

3. Football for Public and Player by Herbert M. Reed (1913)
"The ideal backfield contains four punters, drop and placement kickers, and forward passers, but such a backfield is ..."

4. Michiganensian by University of Michigan (1916)
"The Cornell backfield quartette played as a compact, charging machine, ... This backfield formed an interference for the man with the ball which could not ..."

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