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Definition 1: (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team - [noun denoting act]

Samples where quarterback or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quarterback is the most important position on the team

Synonyms for quarterback in the sense of this definition

(quarterback 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 quarterback) a team that plays football

Definition 2: (football) the person who plays quarterback - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for quarterback in the sense of this definition

(quarterback is a kind of ...) (football) a person who plays in the backfield

(quarterback 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

Definition 3: play the quarterback - [verb of competition]

(quarterback is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(quarterback 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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