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English definition of “linebacker”


noun [C]     /ˈlaɪnˌbæk.ər/ US  // US
a player in American football who tries to stop players from the other team from moving the ball along the field American footballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of linebacker noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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