swing·​man | \ ˈswiŋ-ˌman How to pronounce swingman (audio) , -mən \

Definition of swingman

: a player capable of playing effectively in two different positions and especially of playing both guard and forward on a basketball team

Examples of swingman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Green is a lanky 6-foot-6-inch swingman with elite athleticism who has drawn comparison to Celtics forward Jaylen Brown. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Forward Gabe McGlothan, who was an energizer as the first man off the bench last year, started the game, along with Zdor and swingman Miller-Moore. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 30 Oct. 2021 The 26-year-old swingman is eligible to be traded after January 15. Michael Scotto, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 Alexander is making his sixth start of the season and the swingman has yet to throw more than 59 pitches in an outing. Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press, 2 Aug. 2021 Izzo expects Christie and senior swingman Gabe Brown to start. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 26 Oct. 2021 Southpaw swingman with freakish finishing ability above the basket. Frank Urbina, USA TODAY, 23 Oct. 2021 The Bruins placed a conference-best three players on the preseason media all-conference team: point guard Tyger Campbell, swingman Jaime Jaquez Jr. and guard Johnny Juzang. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 A couple minutes later, the 7-foot youngster had a layup attempt blocked by 6-foot-4 swingman Javonte Green. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 6 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of swingman

1965, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2021

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“Swingman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swingman. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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