backfield


backfield
noun American Football the area of play behind the line of scrimmage.

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  • backfield — ☆ backfield [bak′fēld΄ ] n. Football 1. a) the set of four offensive backs, including the quarterback and some combination of running backs and flankers b) the set of defensive backs, usually three, four, or five, who are primarily responsible… …   English World dictionary

  • Backfield — The backfield is the area of an American football field behind the line of scrimmage. The backfield or offensive backfield can also refer to members of offense who begin plays behind the line, typically including any backs on the field, such as… …   Wikipedia

  • backfield — back|field [ bæk,fild ] noun uncount in football, the position behind the first line of players on a team a. the players who play in the backfield …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backfield — n. (Football) defensive or offensive players who are positioned behind the line or behind the linebackers; area in which the backfield are positioned …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backfield — noun Date: 1903 the football players whose positions are behind the line of scrimmage; also the positions themselves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • backfield — /bak feeld /, n. Football. 1. (used with a pl. v.) the members of the team who, on offense, are stationed behind the linemen and, on defense, behind the linebackers. 2. their positions considered as a unit. 3. the area where the backs play. [1910 …   Universalium

  • backfield — noun a) The area of play behind either the offensive or defensive line. b) The players positioned in this area …   Wiktionary

  • backfield — back·field …   English syllables

  • backfield — back•field [[t]ˈbækˌfild[/t]] n. 1) spo the members of a football team who, on offense, are stationed behind the linemen and, on defense, behind the linebackers 2) spo their positions considered as a unit • Etymology: 1910–15, amer …   From formal English to slang