Half back


Half back

A halfback or half back may refer to:

* The fly-half or scrum-half positions in rugby union football
* The scrum-half position in rugby league football
* A traditional type of defender/midfielder in football (soccer), who would either be centre half or wing half.
* A halfback (American football) is a type of running back, also known as a tail back, in American football
* Half back in Australian rules football


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  • Half back — Half Half (h[aum]f), a. [AS. healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS., OFries., & D. half, G. halb, Sw. half, Dan. halv, Icel. h[=a]lfr, Goth. halbs. Cf. {Halve}, {Behalf}.] 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Half back — Back Back (b[a^]k), n. [AS. b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b[=e]g[u^] flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half|back — «HAF BAK, HAHF », noun. 1. Football. either of two players in the backfield who stand farther back than, and to the right and left of, the quarterback. 2. (in Rugby, soccer, and football) a player who is stationed behind the forward line or scrum …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-back — saugas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Kai kurių sportinių žaidimų (futbolo, ledo ir žolės riedulio) komandos žaidėjas, dažniausiai žaidžiantis aikštės viduryje. Saugas atlieka gynėjo pareigas, o atsiradus galimybėms padeda… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • half-back — noun the half backs are the scrum half and the fly half …   Wiktionary

  • Half back — Halfback Cet article court présente un sujet plus amplement développé ici : Running back. Halfback est une désignation particulière du poste de running back au football américain. Portail du football américain Ce document provient de «… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • half back — backfield player (Football) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • half·back — /ˈhæfˌbæk, Brit ˈhɑːfˌbæk/ noun, pl backs [count] 1 American football : a player on offense who lines up next to the fullback and who runs with the ball and blocks 2 : a defensive player in games like soccer and field hockey who is positioned in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half-back line — In the sport of Australian rules football, the half back line refers to the positions of the 3 players on the field that occupy the centre half back and left and right half back flank positions.Half back flankers are usually players used to run… …   Wikipedia

  • Half back flanker — wanker …   Dictionary of Australian slang


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