wide receiver


Definition of wide receiver 

: a football receiver who normally lines up several yards to the side of the offensive formation

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The team returns three of the top wide receiver targets from last season. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "BYU aims to rebound from tough year, is No. 59 with 2018 preseason college football rankings," 29 June 2018 Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead slips a tackle by Steelers defensive back Joe Haden. Michael Salfino, WSJ, "The Defensive Woes in the Steel City," 3 Oct. 2018 Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard Before model Chanel Iman walked down the aisle with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Beverly Hills, Vogue documented Iman's final dress fitting. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Best Celebrity Wedding Moments in Vogue," 26 July 2018 That season marked a new start for the Bengals offense with a new battery of quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green. Katherine Fominykh, baltimoresun.com, "After mentoring Michael Vick, new Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban getting Lamar Jackson up to speed," 13 July 2018 Hurns confirmed via text that his was indeed the wide receiver getaway with Prescott, who hoped to bond with his new teammates as well as get on the field and develop some chemistry. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "Wishing upon a star: QB Dak Prescott working out, bonding with Cowboys WRs at Disney," 12 July 2018 One big weapon in embattled yet explosive wide receiver Martavis Bryant was traded to Oakland. Jim Owczarski, USA TODAY, "Steelers training camp questions: Can Pittsburgh push for AFC crown?," 9 July 2018 Also, Chaminade-Madonna four-star wide receiver John Dunmore committed to Penn State. David Furones, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Gibbons TE Nikolas Ognenovic: Kentucky commitment 'what my heart was telling me'," 5 July 2018 Joshua Youngblood, a wide receiver-quarterback from Berkley Prep in Tampa, committed later in the afternoon. Marc Narducci, Philly.com, "Temple football celebrates Fourth of July with six commitments," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of wide receiver

1960, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wide receiver

American football : a player on the offensive team who specializes in catching forward passes

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