weak side


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

Examples of weak side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the first year of growth, prune lightly during the dormant season, removing weak side shoots and dead or diseased wood. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 19 Feb. 2024 Patterson Mill’s block defender in the zone would front the post while its weak side guard slid down to defend the throw. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 9 Jan. 2024 Renouf, a left shot, lined up on his weak side, paired with Jakub Zboril, who lined up on his strong (left) side. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2022 Gobert's weak side lob presence will be of eternal benefit to the McCollum/Williamson two-man game, and his weak side help defense will cure a lot of his ills on that front. Mark Deeks, Forbes, 1 June 2022 See all Example Sentences for weak side 

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of weak side was in 1940

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“Weak side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weak%20side. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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