Pronunciation: (kwôr'tur-bak"), [key]
1. a back in football who usually lines up immediately behind the center and directs the offense of the team.
2. the position played by this back.
3. a person who leads or directs a group or activity.
1. to direct the offense of (a team).
2. to lead or direct: to quarterback a public-relations campaign.
to play the position of quarterback.
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