Definition of Tailback

1. Noun. (American football) the person who plays tailback.

Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Generic synonyms: Back



2. Noun. (American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage.
Generic synonyms: Back
Group relationships: Eleven, Football Team

Definition of Tailback

1. Noun. A line of motor vehicles caught up in traffic congestion; a traffic jam ¹

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Definition of Tailback

1. a member of the backfield in some football formations [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tailback

tail off
tail pad
tail pads
tail recursion
tail recursive
tail rhyme
tail rhymes
tail rotor
tail vertebrae
tail wagging the dog
tailage
tailages
tailard
tailards
tailback (current term)
tailbacks
tailblock
tailblocks
tailboard
tailboards
tailbone
tailbones
tailbud
tailbuds
tailcoat
tailcoated
tailcoats
taildragger
taildraggers

Literary usage of Tailback

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1. Daytrips London by Earl Steinbicker (2003)
"... non-divided highway Sleeping Policeman speed bump Slip Road on/off ramp on highway Subway pedestrian underpass tailback traffic jam Tailboard tailgate ..."

2. Architecture Goes Wild by Kas Oosterhuis (2002)
"... of the innumerable bypasses, just as a finely-meshed road network always offers alternative routes when there is a tailback in a main traffic artery. ..."

3. Thailand by Christopher Evans, Lindsey Evans (2006)
"Passing traffic was curtailed to one-way only and a healthy tailback developed at both ends of the town. It enabled many of the drivers to exit their ..."

4. Huibert Groenendijk: Down to Design by Conny Bakker (2004)
"... Rotterdam is divided in two by the Maas, a broad river pointedly described by the townsfolk as the only traffic thoroughfare without a tailback problem. ..."

5. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark: 194 Essays from the Pages of by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"... will remain like the yardage covered by a football team's tailback before he crosses the line of scrimmage: that yardage doesn't count. ..."

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