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English definition of “back”

back

noun [C] (SPORT)    /bæk/
(in some sports , such as football ) one of the players in a team who try to stop players from the other team from scoring goals , rather than trying to score goals himself or herself → Compare forward nounFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsCompetitors and participants in sports and games forward nounGrammar:BackBack is an adverb, noun, adjective or verb.Grammar:Back as an adverb[taking a photograph]Grammar:Back as a nounGrammar:Back as an adjectiveGrammar:Back as a verb[talking about a pet dog]
(Definition of back noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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