power forward


Definition of power forward

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

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Recent Examples on the Web During the New Big Three′s heyday, Kendrick Perkins, that meat grinder of a power forward, beefed more about getting touches than did Garnett. BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2021 With Brissett in the game, a natural power forward with strong perimeter defense skills, the Pacers have been better on defense. Tony East, Forbes, 16 May 2021 Arkansas has made the top seven for ESPN 5-star power forward Kijani Wright. Richard Davenport, Arkansas Online, 27 Apr. 2021 At 6-foot-10, 230 pounds, Mawugbe, 22, is a traditional power forward who excels as a lob threat and interior defender. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar. 2021 The Athletic reported the Wolves are in the market for a power forward and were linked to Orlando's Aaron Gordon and Atlanta's John Collins. Chris Hine, Star Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021 Initially selecting Texas Tech forward Jared Culver with the sixth overall pick, the Suns traded Culver's draft rights to Minnesota for power forward Dario Saric and Johnson, who the Timberwolves took 11th overall. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 16 Nov. 2020 As for 6-foot-9 power forward from Dayton, Obi Toppin would seem to be a duplicate of what the Cavs already have in Love/Nance. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 15 Nov. 2020 The Cavs could cut Dean Wade, who is on a non-guaranteed deal, but their power forward position is currently dire. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 15 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of power forward

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Power forward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20forward. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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basketball : a forward whose size and strength are used mainly to control play near the basket


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