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quarterbacknoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwɔː.tə.bæk/  us   /ˈkwɑː.t̬ɚ-/ mainly US
(Definition of quarterback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​financialadviser 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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