winger

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

Definition of winger

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

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In a response to the apparent actions of Montenegro fans, Raheem Sterling celebrated his goal — England’s fifth — by cupping his ears in front of the home supporters, who jeered the winger. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for France, England," 25 Mar. 2019 Manchester City has added one of the most dangerous attackers in English soccer, the $77 million winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "The English Premier League Has a Manchester City Problem," 9 Aug. 2018 Boca Juniors have moved to protect their star man Cristian Pavon by increasing his release clause to £37.5m, with several of Europe’s elite circling the winger. SI.com, "Arsenal Suffer Blow in Pursuit of Boca Juniors Ace as Argentine Club Increase Asking Price to £37m," 12 July 2018 The Coyotes still need another winger This question is, in a lot of ways, connected to the Strome puzzle. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes' improved reputation among 5 observations after the opening of free agency," 2 July 2018 Former Columbus Crew and Los Angeles Galaxy winger and fullback Robbie Rogers was the first player in league history to publicly come out, doing so in February 2013. Kyle Eliason, Pro Soccer USA, "Minnesota’s Collin Martin comes out as second openly-gay player in MLS history," 29 June 2018 During practice Wednesday morning, the Cincinnati Cyclones winger and alternate captain said returning to U.S. Bank Arena should be a confidence booster, but that can't replace his team's past. Charlie Hatch, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Cyclones return home down 2-0 to Fort Wayne in the Kelly Cup," 18 Apr. 2018 Fellow veteran Robben, 34, has also been offered a year's extension to his deal which expires in June, but the Dutch winger has yet to put pen to paper. Ryland James, chicagotribune.com, "Ribery signs Bayern extension until 2019," 7 May 2018 The Ducks announced Monday that the Hall of Fame winger's No. Mike Coppinger, latimes.com, "Ducks will retire Paul Kariya's, Scott Niedermayer's jersey numbers," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of winger

1896, in the meaning defined above

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