at·​tack·​man ə-ˈtak-ˌman How to pronounce attackman (audio)
: a player (as in lacrosse) assigned to an offensive zone or position

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Senior attackman Ryan Tierney paced Hofstra (6-3) with three goals and one assist, and redshirt senior goalie Bobby Casey turned aside seven shots. Edward Lee,, 13 Apr. 2021 The group watched lacrosse highlights in their friend’s basement featuring Mr. Sheehan, an attackman. Rosalie R. Radomsky, New York Times, 9 Dec. 2022 Several seniors who were deprived of their final year at Dulaney are playing in college, including All-American midfielder Justin White (Wagner), defenseman Owen Campbell (Randolph Macon), and attackman Johnny McGrain (St. Mary’s). Craig Clary,, 7 May 2021 Arline, who originally committed to North Carolina in high school, is a two-sport athlete at Navy, serving as a starting attackman on the Midshipmen lacrosse team. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 3 Nov. 2022 When junior attackman Jacob Angelus converted a pass from graduate student midfielder Connor DeSimone on an extra-man opportunity with 13:01 left, that snapped a 15:10 drought for Johns Hopkins. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 5 May 2022 On an offense headed by midfielders John Ranagan (Johns Hopkins) and Jordan MacIntosh (Rochester Institute of Technology) and attackman Dylan Molloy (Brown), Wisnauskas is content to learn by osmosis. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 24 June 2022 Wisnauskas, sophomore attackman Eric Malever and graduate student midfielder Jonathan Donville each scored three goals, while attackman Keegan Khan, a graduate transfer from Villanova, had four assists and Wisnauskas added three. Mike Preston,, 12 Feb. 2022 Learning how to exploit defenses on the court has helped him when defenders slide to him as an attackman. Ethan Mcdowell,, 19 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of attackman was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Attackman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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