flanker

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

flank·er

noun \ˈflaŋ-kər\

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

Full Definition of FLANKER

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

First Known Use of FLANKER

1940

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