shooting guard


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

Examples of shooting guard in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shooting guard was in 1914

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“Shooting guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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