wing·​er | \ ˈwiŋ-ər How to pronounce winger (audio) \

Definition of winger

: a player (as in soccer or ice hockey) in a wing position

Examples of winger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web France halved the deficit in the 69th minute when Gignac converted from the penalty spot but Antuna, the former Galaxy winger, pulled that goal back in the 80th minute off an assist from Vega. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2021 The homegrown winger was allowed several touches to calmly prepare before smashing a shot past the keeper, giving the Lions an early lead. Julia Poe,, 22 July 2021 But just as the Ghanian winger reared to shoot, a smart slide tackle seemed to thwart Phoenix’s first serious goal scoring threat. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 5 July 2021 Cakir's wayward pass allowed Immobile to eventually feed Insigne inside the box and the diminutive winger made no mistake with an emphatic first-time finish. Matias Grez, CNN, 11 June 2021 City lined up without either of the holding midfielders who stabilize the team’s defense and started the out-of-form winger Raheem Sterling up front instead of a full-time striker. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 29 May 2021 But then, just as the dealin’ was nearly done, the Capitals filched the single-best talent that few knew to be available, acquiring 6-foot-5-inch right winger Anthony Mantha from the Red Wings., 17 Apr. 2021 Because of his size (6-6) and his draft status, Tufte should get a shot in the NHL at some point, but most likely as a bottom-six winger. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 2 Apr. 2021 The 6-3, 224-pound winger is the Wild's most rugged player, a physical agitator who protects his teammates, holds other teams accountable and swings momentum with his work ethic. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 12 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of winger

1896, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2021

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“Winger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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