I formation
noun Date: 1951 an offensive football formation in which the running backs line up in a line directly behind the quarterback — compare T formation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • I formation — The I formation is one of the most common offensive formations in American football. The I formation draws its name from the vertical (as viewed from the opposing endzone) alignment of quarterback, fullback, and running back, particularly when… …   Wikipedia

  • i formation — noun Usage: capitalized I : an offensive football formation in which the quarterback, fullback, and one or both halfbacks line up behind the center and perpendicular to the line * * * /uy/, Football. an offensive alignment in which the backs are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • I formation — /uy/, Football. an offensive alignment in which the backs are positioned in line directly behind the quarterback. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • I formation — [[t]aɪ[/t]] n. fbb spo a football offensive alignment in which the backs are positioned in line directly behind the quarterback • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • i — I. noun (plural i s or is) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. a. the 9th letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic representation of this letter c. a speech counterpart of orthographic i 2. one …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Formation (American football) — A formation in American football refers to the position players line up in before the start of a down. There are both offensive and defensive formations and there are many formations in both categories. Contents 1 Offense 1.1 Offensive positions… …   Wikipedia

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  • formation — [ fɔrmasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; lat. formatio, de formare → former 1 ♦ Action de former, de se former; manière dont une chose se forme ou est formée. ⇒ composition, constitution, création, élaboration. Être en cours, en voie de formation, en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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