quarterback (plural quarterbacks)

  1. (American football, Canadian football) An offensive back whose primary job is to pass the ball in a play.
  2. (American football, historical) An offensive back who receives the snap (hike) and then blocks the defense from crossing the line of scrimmage; a blocking back.
  3. (rugby football, historical) A position just behind the forwards, or one who plays this position.
Translations Verb

quarterback (quarterbacks, present participle quarterbacking; past and past participle quarterbacked)

  1. (American football) To play the position of quarterback.
  2. (by extension) To lead a team or group; to be primarily responsible for some group project or activity.

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