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Definition 1: (American football) an offensive back usually positioned behind the quarterback and to the side of the fullback - [noun denoting act]

(halfback is a kind of ...) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

(... is a member of halfback) a team that plays football

Definition 2: (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position - [noun denoting person]

(halfback is a kind of ...) (football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage

(halfback belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

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