tweener

noun
tween·​er | \ ˈtwē-nər How to pronounce tweener (audio) \

Definition of tweener

: a player who has some but not all of the necessary characteristics for each of two or more positions (as in football or basketball)

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Although scouts, media and fans began to nitpick his game, Bridges posted another successful campaign as a powerful tweener forward with a reliable three-point stroke. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "2018 NBA Draft: Miles Bridges Scouting Report and Highlights," 18 June 2018 When a Cummins Ram has almost twice the torque of the Cummins Nissan, your tweener math isn't quite working out. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Diesel Truck Battle (Non-HD): F-150 Diesel Vs. Nissan Titan XD," 25 Jan. 2019 Although scouts, media and fans began to nitpick his game, Bridges posted another successful campaign as a powerful tweener forward with a reliable three-point stroke. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "2018 NBA Draft: Miles Bridges Scouting Report and Highlights," 18 June 2018 Highlights Comparison: Jae Crowder Bridges is a tweener who can benefit from the modern game’s positionless offense but needs to embrace more of a role-player mentality. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "2018 NBA Draft: Miles Bridges Scouting Report and Highlights," 18 June 2018 Although scouts, media and fans began to nitpick his game, Bridges posted another successful campaign as a powerful tweener forward with a reliable three-point stroke. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "2018 NBA Draft: Miles Bridges Scouting Report and Highlights," 18 June 2018 Although scouts, media and fans began to nitpick his game, Bridges posted another successful campaign as a powerful tweener forward with a reliable three-point stroke. The Si Staff, SI.com, "2018 NBA Draft: Ranking Best Wings Available," 14 June 2018 The Eagles added Kamu Grugier-Hill and Nate Gerry in recent years, and both of them were safety/linebacker tweener-types. Zach Berman, Philly.com, "What to know about Eagles' undrafted rookies | Early Birds," 16 May 2018 Bridges remains an enticing tweener who consistently hit jumpers playing the power and small forward positions in college. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Mavs take forward at No. 5, controversial Duke guard | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tweener

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tweener

between + -er entry 2

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