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BACKROW [1 record]

Record 1 2001-01-17


Subject field(s)
  • Volleyball

Each half [of the playing surface] is divided into an attack zone and a back zone.


A front-line player is any of the three nearest the net, numbered 2,3, and 4 in the rotation order. Similarly, a back-line player occupies the back row and will be numbered 1,6, or 5.

Key term(s)
  • backline
  • backrow
  • back-line
  • back-row
  • defense zone
  • defence zone
  • backcourt
  • back-court


  • Volleyball

Zone située derrière la ligne d'attaque et se terminant à la ligne de fond.


Chaque côté [du terrain de jeu] se divise en une zone d'attaque et une zone arrière.


Les six joueurs de l'équipe sont disposés en deux rangs, trois [joueurs] à l'avant et trois [joueurs] à l'arrière.

Key term(s)
  • arrière


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Vóleibol
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