wing·​back ˈwiŋ-ˌbak How to pronounce wingback (audio)
: 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 This chair brings an air of sophistication to any dining space with its tufted back and slanted arms — reflective of a wingback chair. Sanah Faroke, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 Leather can add an effortless touch of luxe vintage charm to everything from stately Chesterfield sofas to wingback armchairs and purses to jackets. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, 31 Aug. 2023 The headboard is upholstered in mohair with poplin piping on the wingback sides. Nick Scott, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2023 Additionally, the fabric on this wingback chair, which also features a lumbar cushion, is upholstered by hand for a soft, touchable feel. Alida Nugent, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Aug. 2023 Instead, with long-term injuries to their 2022 top scorer and top assist man, and the summer transfer window opening 10 days ago, Colorado so far has acquired one attacking wingback in a trade and signed one striker on a loan. Ian Nicholas Quillen, Forbes, 16 July 2023 With its tall back and side panels that extend for each arm (believed to have been created in England in the 1600s to help shield drafts), the wingback chair is the ultimate, gloriously comfy, lounge seat. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 14 Aug. 2023 The Egg is a modern take on the more traditional wingback chair. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 Playing as a left wingback for most of the last two seasons, Barreal has seven goals and 14 assists in league play (two goals, five assists in 2023). The Enquirer, 27 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wingback was in 1933

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“Wingback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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