ball carrier


ball carrier
noun
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
Syn: ↑runner
Topics: ↑football, ↑football game
Hypernyms: ↑football player, ↑footballer
Hyponyms: ↑passer, ↑forward passer, ↑rusher

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ball carrier,
any player who carries the ball in football.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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