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quarterbacknoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwɔː.tə.bæk/  us   /ˈkwɔːr.t̬ɚ.bæk/ mainly US
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quarterbacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwɔr·t̬ərˌbæk/
(in football) the player who receives the ball at the start of every play and tries to move it along the field by carrying it or throwing or handing it to other members of the team
(Definition of quarterback from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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quarterbackverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈkwɔːtəbæk/ US
to manage or organize something: The role of a financial adviser is to quarterback the sale of bonds.
Monday-morning quarterbacking disapproving
the act of saying how an event or problem should have been dealt with by others after it has already been dealt with: The criticism now is nothing more than Monday-morning quarterbacking.
(Definition of quarterback from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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