Definition of wingback
: an offensive back in football who lines up outside the tight end; also : the position of such a player
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Mr. Trump had fumbled a handshake in front of photographers during Ms. Merkel’s visit to the Oval Office in March, as the two sat uncomfortably in wingback chairs.
Louisville City coach James O'Connor debuted a new lineup on June 11 against New York Red Bulls II, switching his side into the 3-4-3 formation, with three centerbacks, two wingbacks, two central midfielders and three attackers.
Omar Gonzalez, Matt Hedges and Tim Ream were the defenders (none started), and the U.S. does have the personnel to pull it off when called upon (DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Johnson and Jorge Villafaña are capable wingbacks).
Two efforts went over the crossbar, first from a dipping volley and then a header, before the left wingback created the equalizer.
The 170-pound speedster was the starting wingback and also played in the secondary on the football team that shared the WSCVAL championship with Camden.
Wood paneling in the media room is original to the house; wingback chairs from Holly Hunt offer a cozy perch for family movie nights.
The wingback chairs in the living room are also from Anthropologie.
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