ball-winner

noun
ball-win·​ner
plural ball-winners

Definition of ball-winner

British
: a player in a sport such as soccer who gains possession of the ball from an opposing player Busquets has similar passing ability to Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas and is a tenacious ball-winner. — Reuters UK, 9 July 2010

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First Known Use of ball-winner

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Ball-winner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball-winner. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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