wide receiver

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wide receiver

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

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First Known Use of wide receiver

1968


WIDE RECEIVER Defined for English Language Learners

wide receiver

noun

Definition of wide receiver for English Language Learners

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


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