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"halfback" in British English

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halfbacknoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɑːf.bæk/  us   /ˈhæf-/ (also half)
(in ​football and other ​sports) a ​player who ​plays in the ​middle of the ​field, in ​front of the fullbacks and behind the ​forwards
(Definition of halfback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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halfbacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæfˌbæk/
(in ​football) a ​player who ​plays in the ​middle of the ​field, and (in ​soccer and ​fieldhockey) a ​player who ​plays near the ​forwardline
(Definition of halfback from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “halfback”
in Chinese (Simplified) (足球等运动中的)前卫…
in Chinese (Traditional) (足球等運動中的)前衛…
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