wing·​er ˈwiŋ-ər How to pronounce winger (audio)
: a player (as in soccer or ice hockey) in a wing position

Examples of winger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 30-year-old winger scored twice in Florida’s 6-2 win in Game 3 and then dished out a pair of assists in the Panthers’ 3-2 win in Game 4 to help Florida take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 14 May 2024 The second came on Sunday, when Selangor FC’s Faisal Halim, a 26-year-old winger who also plays for the Malaysia men’s national team and scored the goal of the tournament in the 2023 Asian Cup, was splashed with sulfuric acid at a shopping mall outside the capital Kuala Lumpur. Koh Ewe, TIME, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for winger 

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winger was in 1896

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“Winger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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