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 The art deco space, from the store’s in-house design team, has Tom Dixon wingback chairs, custom backgammon tables, and a bar-to-ceiling mural of Central Park. Kate Krader,, "Department Stores Are Betting on Booze to Boost Retail," 23 Jan. 2020 Instead of Neymar, Mou brings in Kylian Mbappe (wow!) and converts him into a wingback (huh)., "Sliding Doors: Predicting the Rest of the Season Under Mourinho & Allegri if Zidane Is Sacked," 23 Oct. 2019 The central midfielder, who is on loan from Sassuolo, created an abundance of chances for the Inter wingbacks to latch onto and also involved Perisic in the game further up the field., "Ronaldo Scores on Free Kick, Juventus Edges Inter on PKs in ICC," 24 July 2019 Auburn's first 1,000-yard rusher, Gafford was a halfback and wingback in the pros. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Auburn’s top 10 NFL passers: Cam Newton adds to lead despite injury," 12 Feb. 2020 From stately Chesterfield sofas and wingback armchairs to purses to jackets, a touch of leather will instantly elevate your rustic living room or cozy living room, or an outfit with a touch of luxe vintage charm. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, "Here's How To Clean Leather, Whether it's a Couch, a Purse, or Something Else," 10 Jan. 2020 Plush red wingback chairs and comfortable banquettes surround a large island bar, and more than a century’s worth of political cartoons and caricatures cover the walls. Washington Post, "When bar coasters get political, it becomes D.C.'s ultimate souvenir," 13 Dec. 2019 The full-back never gave Dalbert a moment rest and whenever the left wingback tried to get forward, Wan-Bissaka would slide in and cut out danger immediately., "4 Things We Learned From Man Utd's Comfortable 1-0 Pre-Season Win Over Inter," 20 July 2019 In the girls’ room, most of the furnishings are materials that could have been original, such as wicker, Persian rugs, a wingback chair, and wallpaper. Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "The Indoor-Outdoor Dining Room in This San Francisco Victorian is Goals," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of wingback

1933, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2020

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“Wingback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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