grid·​der | \ ˈgri-dər How to pronounce gridder (audio) \

Definition of gridder

: a football player

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The San Luis Valley, with its cheap land, was a sort of magnet for these off-gridders. Ted Conover, Harper's magazine, "The Last Frontier," 22 July 2019 In my mind, most off-gridders were trying to live lightly off the earth by reducing their needs, unplugging from both utilities and society’s expectations of achievement. Ted Conover, Harper's magazine, "The Last Frontier," 22 July 2019 The Pompano teen gridders earned the trip to Orlando by taking titles at both the local (Super Bowl) and regional/state levels of the Gold Coast Pop Warner Football League. Emmett Hall,, "Pompano Chiefs magical during Pop Warner national football run," 17 Dec. 2017 The Dolphins displayed effort and determination in this opening contest featuring gridders ages 5 and 6., "The Acreage puts on a 'Super' show to cap youth football season," 10 Dec. 2017 The Wildcats pulled out their first victory via a 12-10 squeaker by the 9-Under Division squad, while Plantation's 10-unders got things rolling with a 38-0 shutout of the Delray Beach gridders. Emmett Hall,, "Plantation Wildcats open AYFL season on the gridiron against Delray Rocks," 1 Sep. 2017 To that end, the Miami Dolphins' organization has shown a willingness to help produce outstanding mentors for youth gridders and recently hosted its annual coaches' clinic at the Rick Case Arena on the Nova Southeastern University campus. Emmett Hall,, "Coaches benefit from annual Dolphins clinic," 30 May 2017 Flash forward a half-decade, and the once-reluctant gridder is now the newest Miami Dolphin. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "Newest Dolphin Harris was basically taunted into playing football. Here’s his back story.," 28 Apr. 2017

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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