single wing

noun

Definition of single wing

: an offensive football formation in which one back plays as a flanker and two backs line up four or five yards behind the line in position to receive a direct snap from center

Examples of single wing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a single black slipper, waterlogged, that had been found in New Orleans’s Upper Ninth Ward, and, from Campbell, California, behind a small protective covering, a single wing of a butterfly. Sophie Haigney, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 Susan Dunlap, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said residents who've tested positive for the virus had been restricted to a single wing. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 Susan Dunlap, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said residents who've tested positive for the virus had been restricted to a single wing. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 Susan Dunlap, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said residents who've tested positive for the virus had been restricted to a single wing. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 Susan Dunlap, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said residents who've tested positive for the virus had been restricted to a single wing. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 Susan Dunlap, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said residents who've tested positive for the virus had been restricted to a single wing. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 Susan Dunlap, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said residents who've tested positive for the virus had been restricted to a single wing. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 The senior had 237 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Blue Darters modified their offense, running most plays out of a three-wide spread offense rather than their traditional single wing. John Peery, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of single wing

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of single wing was in 1945

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9 Oct 2021

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“Single wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single%20wing. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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