power forward

noun

Definition of power forward

: a basketball forward whose size and strength are used primarily in controlling play near the basket

Examples of power forward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After he was ejected in the fourth quarter of a single-elimination game against the Atlanta Hawks for a second technical foul, the power forward removed his mouthguard and tossed it at a screaming fan, but his aim was off. Anna Lazarus Caplan, PEOPLE.com, 20 July 2022 The power forward acquired from Minnesota in the Rudy Gobert trade brings energy, rebounding, some defense, and a pretty limited offensive repertoire with him to Salt Lake City. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 July 2022 Former Phoenix Suns power forward and center Frank Kaminsky agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2022 As for Tucker, Spoelstra merely pointed to the resilience of his starting power forward. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 20 May 2022 The Bulls got by without their power forward for most of the season. Julia Poe, chicagotribune.com, 2 Apr. 2022 Five-star college basketball prospect Malik Reneau decommitted from Florida on Tuesday but Montverde Academy basketball coach Kevin Boyle said that doesn’t necessarily mean his prized power forward won’t end up with the Gators. Buddy Collings, orlandosentinel.com, 23 Mar. 2022 Ira, this is what happens when your starting power forward is 6-5. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 11 Nov. 2021 The cream of the crop, according to NBA free agent power forward rankings this offseason? Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'power forward.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of power forward

1969, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About power forward

Time Traveler for power forward

Time Traveler

The first known use of power forward was in 1969

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near power forward

power factor

power forward

powerful

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for power forward

Last Updated

14 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Power forward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20forward. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!