halfback halfback n. (Football) A person who plays the position of halfback[2] on a football team.

Syn: running back. [WordNet 1.5]

2. The position of either of two players on a football team who typically begins each play behind the line and on either side of the quarterback. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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