[ UK /tˈe‍ɪlbæk/ ]
  1. (American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage
  2. (American football) the person who plays tailback
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How To Use tailback In A Sentence

  • (AP) - Branden Ore hasn't had the year he or Virginia Tech expected, but the Hokies tailback is hitting his stride at the right time. USATODAY.com - College Football - Miami vs. Virginia Tech
  • The senior tailback is the first Blue Devil to rush for at least USATODAY.com
  • Long traffic tailbacks were reported behind the heavy goods vehicle taking a huge cylindrical pipe to the British Gas terminal in Barrow.
  • It highlights delays and can recalculate routes automatically to avoid tailbacks. Times, Sunday Times
  • The junior tailback is eligible to enter the NFL draft after this season and he'd likely be a first-round pick. USATODAY.com - College Football - Iowa St. vs. Oklahoma
  • Tailback Walter Reyes credits Terry's blocking that year for the reason the tailback was able to run for seventeen touchdowns. USATODAY.com
  • Diversions left early morning motorists facing huge tailbacks and the gridlock is expected to continue tonight.
  • Bush has lined up at tailback, fullback, slotback and wideout.
  • The Broncos look for a certain type of tailback, one who is quick, is a slasher with some power, has good hands as a receiver, and is versatile.
  • There were traffic tailbacks stretching for half a mile as cars waited for the police to reopen the road.
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