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noun as in running back

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Lois Roberts, who played in her bare feet and could punt the ball fifty yards, and Shirley Payne, a quick and slithery halfback and two-way player, were the stars of the game for the Amazons.

As a college halfback and a professional he achieved great fame.

Sara was halfback on the freshman football team, while Jim played quarterback.

Buck knew the play now; it was Barrett, right halfback, between tackle and guard.

The reinstated halfback went away with his eyes shining and his heart elate.

Lane, the Fifth Form halfback, tried to go round the end on the next play, but made no gain.

He was muscular, well-built, and fast on his feet, almost perfectly put together for a halfback.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to halfback, such as: fullback, tailback, blocking back, flanker back, offensive back, and plunging back.

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