swing·​man ˈswiŋ-ˌman How to pronounce swingman (audio)
: 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 The 6-foot-6 swingman, a six-time All-Star, and three-time All-NBA honoree, is joining his fourth NBA franchise, the Sacramento Kings, on a lucrative new deal. David Faris, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 Players who have been discussed for a possible deal include sixth man Norman Powell, who makes $19.2 million, and swingman Terance Mann, who makes $11.5 million. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2024 The finally arrived New York Knicks trading for versatile swingman Mikal Bridges, a 19.6 points-per-game scorer with defensive chops, and retaining OG Anunoby. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 1 July 2024 Jones was a two-time all-Pac-12 defensive team honoree and could profile as a swingman at the next level. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for swingman 

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swingman was in 1965

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“Swingman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swingman. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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