noun or five-eighths \(ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\
: a rugby player whose position is between the halfbacks and the three-quarter backs; also : the position of this player

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five-eighthˈ noun (rugby, esp Aust and NZ)
A stand-off (second five-eighth an inside centre, a player positioned on the outside of the five-eighth)
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