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

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The Stratolaunch is a gigantic aircraft that resembles two airplanes glued together by a single wing. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Watch Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen's Giant Stratolaunch Plane Taxiing on the Runway," 27 Feb. 2018 The Patriots worked mainly from the shotgun formation, the first time since the single wing disappeared in the early 1950s that less than half a team’s snaps were to a quarterback directly behind the center. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The long Super Bowl history of the New England Patriots | Miami Herald," 28 Jan. 2018 With its trademark single wing scheme, Northeast totaled 274 rushing yards on 61 attempts. Rick O'brien, Philly.com, "Danny Scott, Northeast run past Simon Gratz," 29 Sep. 2017

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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