shooting guard

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of shooting guard

: a guard in basketball whose chief role is as an outside shooter

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1914

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SHOOTING GUARD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of shooting guard for English Language Learners

  • basketball : a player who is one of the two guards on a team and whose main role is to score points


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