at·​tack·​man | \ ə-ˈtak-ˌman How to pronounce attackman (audio) \

Definition of attackman

: a player (as in lacrosse) assigned to an offensive zone or position

Examples of attackman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kelly, an All-Metro attackman, who Inside Lacrosse rated the No. 11 national prospect in the 2020 class, signed to play at the University of Maryland after originally committing to North Carolina. Craig Clary,, "Private school lacrosse players made impact on Under Armour squads," 24 Aug. 2020 The 6-foot-2, 220-pound attackman made his return last season after retiring in 2017, totaling 21 goals and 39 points in 14 games, and helping the team make its fourth straight championship appearance. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "John Grant Jr., Major League Lacrosse’s all-time leading scorer, re-signs with Denver Outlaws," 18 June 2020 But at Gonzaga, Petitbon was a four-year attackman for the varsity lacrosse team and a two-year forward for the varsity basketball team. Edward Lee,, "From Annapolis to Alabama to Illinois, 'versatile human’ Richie Petitbon savoring football journey," 22 Nov. 2019 Offensively, the team averaged 9.0 goals per game and was led by midfielder/faceoff specialist Will Drnach, midfielder Colin Hunter and attackman Colin Sutch. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Howard County JV spring athletes earn their stripes," 5 June 2018 The rivalry hit a boiling point in 2012 when a Raider player sucker-punched a Scots attackman in St. Andrew’s lopsided second round win. Wells Dusenbury,, "St. Andrew's eliminates two-time defending state champion St. Thomas Aquinas in OT," 2 May 2018 Personnel changes: That high-powered offense will have to replace three 20-point scorers in attackmen Peter Jacobs (26 goals, 15 assists) and Tyler Powers (29 G, 3 A) and midfielder Tanner Barbieri (17 G, 5 A). Edward Lee,, "Review & preview: Washington College men’s lacrosse," 15 June 2018 On the other hand, Chris Hogan parlayed a 29-goal season as a junior attackman for Penn State’s lacrosse team into a spot on Monmouth’s football team. Mitchell Gladstone,, "College Lacrosse Star Pat Spencer Ready for Turn on the Hardwood," 11 July 2019 Five players from Calvert Hall led the Baltimore contingent – midfielders Cole Herbert, Grant Mitchell and Connor Mitchell; attackman Daniel Kelly and defenseman Jacob Snyder. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Eight Baltimore-area players named to US Lacrosse men’s under-19 training team," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of attackman

1886, in the meaning defined above

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31 Aug 2020

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“Attackman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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