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quarterback

quar·ter·back

quarterback

 
 
pronunciation:
kwawr tr baek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in football, the chief offensive player who calls the plays and is the first to receive the ball in most plays.
definition 2: the position of such a player.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quarterbacked, quarterbacking, quarterbacks
definition 1: to serve as quarterback of (a team).
definition 2: to serve as the leader or director of.
She quarterbacked our fund-raising drive.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to serve as a quarterback.