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flanker

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noun flank·er \ˈflaŋ-kər\

Simple Definition of flanker

  • American football : a player on the offensive team whose position is toward the side and behind the line of scrimmage

Full Definition of flanker

  1. :  a football player stationed wide of the formation slightly behind the line of scrimmage as a pass receiver —called also flanker back

1940

First Known Use of flanker

1940


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