back play

/ˈbæk pleɪ/ (say 'bak play)

1. Cricket the style of batting in which the person batting steps back when playing the ball.
2. Football action occurring away from the main contest around the ball.
3. in back play, Football away from the main action of the game.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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