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English definition of “quarterback”

quarterback

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwɔː.tə.bæk/ us    /ˈkwɑː.t̬ɚ-/ mainly US
in American football, the player who receives the ball at the start of every play and tries to move it along the fieldAmerican footballGeneral terms used in ball sports
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