A formation

noun

Definition of A formation

: an offensive football formation in which the line is unbalanced to one side and the backfield strong to the other — compare formation

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First Known Use of A formation

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“A formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A%20formation. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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