wingback

noun
wing·​back | \ ˈwiŋ-ˌbak How to pronounce wingback (audio) \

Definition of wingback

: an offensive back in football who lines up outside the tight end also : the position of such a player

Examples of wingback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cover a traditional wingback chair in a lively pattern. Marissa Hermanson Special To The Washington Post, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Cover a traditional wingback chair in a lively pattern. Marissa Hermanson Special To The Washington Post, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Cover a traditional wingback chair in a lively pattern. Marissa Hermanson Special To The Washington Post, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 With a mural of Harriett Tubman on the wall to her left, Jones — the first Black person and first woman to hold her leadership position in Maryland — rose from her wingback chair and told Ferguson to leave her office. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 For Petersen, that means learning to operate as an outside back, a wingback and a winger. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Apr. 2021 The wingback was born in Scottsdale and played in various youth clubs across the Valley. Edwin Perez, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2021 Rowell was a starter at wingback in 2018 and at tailback in 2019. al, 24 Nov. 2020 Cover a traditional wingback chair in a lively pattern. Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of wingback

1933, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2021

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“Wingback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wingback. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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