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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Four of the Gaels’ five starters average double figures in scoring: guards Johnson (14.7 points per game) and Aidan Mahaney (14.5), swingman Alex Ducas (12.5) and center Mitchell Saxen (11.6). Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2023 After both Anderson and Andrew Heaney left in free agency this offseason, the acquisition of another veteran swingman might have made sense. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023 Vassell to do some 3-on-3 work Third-year swingman Devin Vassell has hit a new phase of his recovery from January knee surgery, beginning a 3-on-3 regimen. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Feb. 2023 The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to finalize a contract agreement with veteran swingman Danny Green, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday. Tom Withers, ajc, 12 Feb. 2023 Garland gets a second chance -- even with Nets swingman Kevin Durant, named a frontcourt starter in the East, being sidelined with a knee injury since early January. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 3 Feb. 2023 Only two players didn't see action – 6-8 sophomore guard Keon Edwards and 6-6 sophomore swingman BJ Freeman. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 8 Nov. 2022 There’s growing belief around the team that LeVert won the job, beating out rugged third-year swingman Isaac Okoro. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 19 Oct. 2022 One, Dallas general manager Nico Harrison looks smart for signing 6-6 swingman Holiday on Feb. 13, seemingly off the scrap heap. Dallas News, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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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 27 Mar. 2023.

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