field general

  1. (football) the person who plays quarterback
  2. (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team
    quarterback is the most important position on the team
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  • He is looking for a midfield general and hopes to tie up the move this week. The Sun
  • So it is especially important to accelerate the reform process for track and field general course which is the traditional main basic subject curriculum.
  • As chief counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Mr. Marshall was the field general of the litigation portion of the civil rights revolution of the mid-Twentieth Century, directing a series of legal victories against de jure segregation, culminating in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Volokh Conspiracy » Miguel Estrada Writes in Support of Elena Kagan’s Confirmation
  • But you can't deny this: He was the ultimate field general, moving his teammates across the gridiron as if they were chess pieces.
  • He was certified dead at Fairfield General Hospital.
  • And while a quarterback can improvise and create, NFL defenses are savvy enough to swallow up all but the most preternaturally gifted field generals.
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