weak side


Definition of weak side

1 : the side of a football formation having the smaller number of players specifically : the side of a formation away from the tight end
2 : the side of a court or field (as in basketball or soccer) away from the ball

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Other Words from weak side

weakside \ ˈwēk-​ˌsīd How to pronounce weak side (audio) \ adjective

Examples of weak side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even without Mobley, linebackers coach Will Windham finds himself with more than enough capable choices at the two inside positions, Mike and Stinger (weak side). Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 19 Aug. 2021 Low wind speeds have kept electricity production on the weak side. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch swapped positions last offseason, Smith moving from Mike (middle) linebacker to Will (weak side) and Vander Esch going from Will to Mike. David Moore, Dallas News, 4 Mar. 2021 But Adebayo rotated over from the weak side and stuffed Tatum at the rim with his left hand. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, 15 July 2021 Simply put: Wide receivers are utilized to block back toward the line of scrimmage to seal the edge for a toss to the weak side of the formation. Jeff Nowak, NOLA.com, 17 Sep. 2020 Slade-Matautia’s departure all but ensures that Flowe will become the starter and moves fellow freshmen Jackson LaDuke and Keith Brown up on the depth chart on the weak side. oregonlive, 25 June 2021 Sewell’s presence alone is going to make reps hard to come by and Heaukulani will also have to hold off a surge in competition for reps from Justin Flowe and Keith Brown, who are each at the weak side. oregonlive, 2 June 2021 Paye is lining up at right defensive end, something of a shift for him after playing the weak side exclusively during his days at Michigan. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of weak side

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Oct 2021

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“Weak side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weak%20side. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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