wide receiver

noun
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

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

1960

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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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