tweener

noun
tween·​er | \ˈtwē-nər \

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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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 Test Results: Highway Range Nissan’s tweener drives like a more civilized heavy-duty pickup without handling better or being able to haul as much. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2018 Nissan Titan XD," 14 Mar. 2018 There are several 'tweeners, who either lack the length of a 3-4 linebacker or are too undersized to play on the line. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Kirk Cousins' next team among buzz dominating NFL combine rumor mill," 4 Mar. 2018 Maye is more of a tweener, lacks the high-end physical attributes and will be treated with skepticism. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "NBA Draft Mailbag: Will Miles Bridges Be the First Spartan Selected?," 15 Dec. 2017

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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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