strong side

noun

: the side of a football formation having the greater number of players
specifically : the side on which the tight end plays

Examples of strong side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the latter, sold under brand name Antabuse, drinking alcohol while taking it can cause strong side effects. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 22 May 2024 With Pat Connaughton spacing the strong side corner, Lillard explodes toward the paint, leans into Jaquez Jr. ever so slightly and draws the whistle from the official. Brian Sampson, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 This winter’s El Niño is poised to be on the strong side, increasing uncertainty about the winter outlook. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima was also blown from its mooring ropes due to unexpectedly strong side winds in Belgium earlier this summer. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 The defending champs are expected to be a strong side yet again, but there are some question marks. Scott Sepich For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 3 Mar. 2023 Opponents are also not fearing his teammates with the game on the line, thus overloading the strong side when Luka catches the ball and exposing the predictability of their offense. Shane Young, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 The scents, like Island Orchid and Santal Bloom, are on the strong side at first, but temper to be barely there as the day goes on. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 July 2023 Although the mask’s menthol scent was a little on the strong side, its minty formula worked wonders at cooling and soothing the complexion. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 6 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strong side was circa 1951

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“Strong side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strong%20side. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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