Definition of right back in English:

right back

noun

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

    ‘a midfielder with experience at right-back’
    [as modifier] ‘the right-back position’
    • ‘I can also play at left back or in midfield but right back is definitely my preferred position.’
    • ‘Argentina will be harder to penetrate and more testing of the German defence, with the right-back Arne Friedrich unconvincing.’
    • ‘Actually, Bansal had shunted Tirkey to the right-back position from being a left-half.’
    • ‘Regular right-back West played his part in the unfolding drama, which has been captured in print.’
    • ‘The right-back, left-back and left-midfield positions are all filled.’
    • ‘Well how about forgetting left backs and right backs for a moment and focussing on Spurs' abundance of centre backs.’
    • ‘Neville has made the right-back position his own over the last decade and will rightly hold onto it for the World Cup in Germany next summer.’
    • ‘Dellas and the right-back Giourkas Seitaridis particularly stood out, Seitaridis not only solid but a threat going forward.’
    • ‘Robert Huth comes on in place of Scott Parker and goes in at the right-back berth vacated by Mario Melchiot earlier.’
    • ‘Portugal's discomfort was accentuated when the right-back Miguel hurt himself and was replaced by Paulo Ferreira.’
    • ‘Ferreira is likely to fill the right-back spot, but Rui Jorge will probably edge out Valente on the left side.’
    • ‘Aaron Labonte was the provider this time, darting down the flank from the right-back position.’
    • ‘The right-back, incidentally, isn't wearing his trademark bandana.’
    • ‘Luke Young, the Charlton right-back, popped up in the centre-forward position.’
    • ‘Mark Clyde is a contender for the right-back role while Tony Capaldi seems set to keep his place on the left.’
    • ‘Yet their level dropped and helped Japan begin to threaten with their right-back Akira Kaji finding space behind Gilberto.’
    • ‘Carragher is playing in central defence for Liverpool but is no stranger to the right-back position and would be my choice.’
    • ‘However last season he snatched the position of right-back from the latter-veteran Lee Dixon.’
    • ‘He plays for Tottenham and he is one of their best players and I honestly believe he is one of the best right backs in the premiership.’
    • ‘I can't get up and down the flanks like I used to as a right back so moving to the centre was probably a good career move for me.’