strong side

noun

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

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The left side of Oregon State’s offensive line is the strong side. oregonlive.com, "Pac-12 is off to a 0-1 start and thank goodness we avoided breakfast starts: Issues & Answers," 25 Aug. 2019 But a storm or two could be on the strong side today, with damaging winds and small hail the biggest concerns. Leigh Morgan, al.com, "Storms possible again today, but not as many," 23 June 2019 As a sophomore in 2018, Willis held down the strong side of the line by grinding down defenders in the running game and allowing just one sack across 15 games. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "The 10 best offensive lineman in college football for the 2019 season," 12 May 2019 The final brew weighs in at 7 percent alcohol and 70 IBUs, which puts it on the stronger side of IPA spectrum while keeping its bitterness in check. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "Philly's G. Love debuts 'Special Sauce' beer, but it isn't in Philly," 12 June 2018 Tomorrow night: Some storms could last into the evening, and a few could be on the strong side locally, with very heavy rain, frequent lightning and small pockets of damaging winds. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Several days of sweltering heat before we find relief," 19 Aug. 2019 Yancey is back this season, but has shifted over to the strong side linebacker spot. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "South Alabama’s Nick Mobley ‘the kind of guy you love to have on your team’," 6 Aug. 2019 The linebackers continued to be split into two groups -- the true linebackers and the Bullet/strong side linebacker hybrids. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Ohio State football opens training camp -- What a first look told us: Doug Lesmerises," 2 Aug. 2019 And then other times, safeties like Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald are creeping up to the line, replacing a traditional strong side linebacker. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins working to make their linebackers interchangeable," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of strong side

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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