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Noun: quarterback  'k(w)or-tu(r),bak
  1. (football) the person who plays quarterback
    - signal caller, field general
     
  2. (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team
    "quarterback is the most important position on the team";
    - signal caller, field general
Verb: quarterback  'k(w)or-tu(r),bak
  1. (football) play the quarterback

Derived forms: quarterbacks, quarterbacked, quarterbacking

Type of: back, play

Part of: eleven, football team

Encyclopedia: Quarterback