Definition of left back in English:

left back


  • A defender in soccer or field hockey who plays primarily in a position on the left of the field.

    ‘a close-range shot from the England left back’
    • ‘The four central midfielders tactic doesn't do it for me, and I'd swap Wayne Bridge for a decent left back any day.’
    • ‘The Essex club are hunting for a left back and left-sided midfielder after missing out on Paul Heckingbottom.’
    • ‘Well how about forgetting left backs and right backs for a moment and focussing on Spurs' abundance of centre backs.’
    • ‘Cole really is a fine left back, and I'm sure many Premiership teams would love him in their squad.’
    • ‘But to become a football force once again we will need a true left back that can defend as well as offering an attacking option.’