line backer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n line backer (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
    • n line backer a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
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Usage

In literature:

He was a backfield man and one of West Point's main line backers.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
Charlie Reynolds hadn't yet lined up a backer.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
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In news:

A rendering of the Woodward Avenue light-rail line backers hope to begin construction on this year.
Minnesota Vikings running back Peterson is tackled by Detroit Lions line backer Levy during their NFC football game in Minneapolis.
Hard-line Islamic backers of draft constitution clash with opposition ahead of referendum.
Transit, development grow hand in hand Backers say the proposed light rail line would prevent sprawl.
Hard -line Islamic backers of draft constitution clash with opposition ahead of referendum.
Hard-line Islamic backers of draft constitution clash with opposition ahead of referendum.
Hard- line Islamic backers of draft constitution clash with opposition ahead of referendum.
All types of printed signage will be showcased such as Strip Mesh Plus (lined with a backer to catch ink up to 3m) and UltraMesh Plus (unlined version up to 5m).
Ohio State line backer Etienne Sabino now a 'grown man': Buckeyes Football Insider.
Nickerson, who was born in Compton, played the high profile of line backer for the Steelers but never made it to the Super Bowl where this week the Steelers will be meeting the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, FL.
Moon treaty backers and foes are drawing the battle lines.
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In science:

An audio file and slides from a lecture on pulsar timing presented by Backer at the centennial meeting of the American Physical society is also available on-line .
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
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