strong side


Definition of strong side

: 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 The cocktails are well-made, if not on the strong side, but no one is complaining. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Mack Wilson and Sione Taktaki play weak and strong side, respectively and rookie Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah isn’t ready for such responsibility. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2021 The Colts’ best option to replace Anthony Walker’s thumping ability to take on offensive linemen and stuff the run in traffic is Zaire Franklin, who worked both in the middle and on the strong side. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Aug. 2021 Phillips was backing up Anthony Walker Jr. at middle linebacker, but was also cross-training on the weak side and strong side, and would’ve likely rotated in at one of those spots too. cleveland, 22 Aug. 2021 This position is diametrically opposite of where the officer’s gun is holstered, on their strong side. Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 There’s a chance some of those storms could be on the strong side, with gusty winds and heavy rain, however widespread severe weather is not expected today. Leigh Morgan, al, 10 Aug. 2021 However, a few showers and storms could develop in the afternoon hours, some of which could be a little on the strong side. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, 12 July 2021 That big dose increases costs and can trigger strong side effects. Rowan Jacobsen, Scientific American, 27 June 2021

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First Known Use of strong side

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strong side was circa 1951

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20 Nov 2021

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“Strong side.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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