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 Instead of a formal reception area, visitors arrive at a bright upstairs landing (dominated by a pair of arched windows), which offers a plush wingback chair and a long settee. Abigail Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 July 2022 Modern touches can be found throughout the space, including Vitra armchairs and a comfortable mattress flushed against a curved wingback headboard. Christina Liao, Forbes, 16 May 2022 This handwoven wicker wingback chair can transform any seating area into a tropical parlor with island vibes. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 30 Apr. 2022 The England international has shown his aptitude to playing as a centre half with England under Gareth Southgate and would therefore allow Telles to move into the left wingback role and maximise on his attacking returns. Liam Canning, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The wingback chair in the corner has what looks like an old needlepoint throw on it. Elizabeth Lawrence, House Beautiful, 23 Sep. 2021 Then Sabbe decorated the kitchen like any other room in the house, adding a charming leaf-motif wallpaper, traditional wingback chairs (bought upholstered from an online consignor), and blue-green paint on the cabinetry and ceilings. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, 16 Sep. 2021 Lev Sugerman-Vrozan, a senior wingback at Boston Latin, said the Wolfpack went through specific training drills last season focused on clearing balls without using your head., 30 Aug. 2021 Germany, meanwhile, discovered the fiery potential of wingback Robin Gosens against Portugal in the ninth international match of his career. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 25 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wingback

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Wingback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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