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noun [C] uk   /ˈfʊl.bæk/ us  
a defending player in games such as football and hockey who plays near the end of the field, or an attacking player in American football whose position is behind the quarterback and beside the halfbacksFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsHockeyGeneral terms used in ball sportsAmerican footballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of fullback from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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