single wingback formation

noun

variants or single wing
: an offensive football formation to the left or right in which a back plays just outside of and a yard behind one of the ends, the blocking back is on the same side of the center and usually a yard behind the guard, and the two other backs are four or five yards behind a balanced or unbalanced line and in a position to receive a direct snap from the center

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of single wingback formation was in 1945

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“Single wingback formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single%20wingback%20formation. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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