ballcarrier [bôl′kar΄ē ər ]
Football the player carrying the ball on an offensive play

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  • ballcarrier — noun Date: 1934 a football player who carries the ball on offense …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • tackle — tack•le [[t]ˈtæk əl[/t]] for 2 4 [[t]ˈteɪ kəl[/t]] n. v. led, ling 1) equipment or gear, esp. for fishing: fishing tackle[/ex] 2) bui any system of leverage using pulleys, as a combination of ropes and blocks as for hoisting or lowering objects… …   From formal English to slang

  • end run — noun Date: 1902 1. a football play in which the ballcarrier attempts to run wide around the end of the line; specifically sweep 3e 2. an evasive trick or maneuver < made an end run around the regulations > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flag football — noun Date: 1954 a variation of football in which a player must remove a flag attached to the ballcarrier s clothing to stop the play …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gang-tackle — transitive verb Date: 1951 to bring down (a ballcarrier in football) with several tacklers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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