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  1. quar·ter·back
    IPA[ˈkwôrdərˌbak]
  2. noun

    • 1. a player positioned behind the center who directs a team's offensive play.

    • 2. a person who directs or coordinates an operation or project.

    verb

    • 1. play as a quarterback for (a particular team):

      he spent last fall quarterbacking the scout team
    • 2. direct or coordinate (an operation or project):

      McIntyre had been quarterbacking the development of a satellite video transmission system
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: quarterback, plural noun: quarterbacks

    • v.: verb: quarterback, 3rd person present: quarterbacks, gerund or present participle: quarterbacking, past tense: quarterbacked, past participle: quarterbacked

    • noun

      a player stationed behind the centre who directs a team's offensive play.

      a person who directs or coordinates an operation or project.

    • verb

      play as a quarterback for (a particular team):

      direct or coordinate (an operation or project):

    • noun

      a person who passes judgment on and criticizes something after the event.
    • noun

      a person who passes judgement on and criticizes something after the event.
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