winger

noun
wing·er | \ ˈwiŋ-ər \

Definition of winger 

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

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Left back Mohamed El-Munir is back at his usual position after being deployed as a left winger in Orlando City’s 4-1 loss to LAFC. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City goalkeeper Joe Bendik benched, lineup changes for Lions," 14 July 2018 Hinostroza, 24, is a right-shot winger and has registered 13 goals and 39 points in 99 career games with the Blackhawks over parts of the past three seasons. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes complete seven-player deal with Chicago Blackhawks," 12 July 2018 Vanek is a high hockey-IQ winger who shoots right and can fit anywhere in the top-nine mix. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings: Veterans important, but 'kids get an opportunity'," 2 July 2018 Tippett, a right-handed winger, plans to be on that short list of players. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The Panthers' top development camp prospect has one goal: Another shot at the NHL," 27 June 2018 Ferland gives the Hurricanes a big winger who can produce after putting up a career-high 78 points last season with Calgary. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Hurricanes get Dougie Hamilton in blockbuster trade with Flames," 23 June 2018 Which meant that when a speedy left winger named Leroy Sane burst onto the scene, Germany faced a dilemma. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "What’s the German Word for ‘Cursed at the World Cup’?," 22 June 2018 In Hoffman, the Panthers get a scoring winger at a bargain-basement price. CBS News, "Mike Hoffman traded by Ottawa Senators after fiancee accused of cyberbullying," 19 June 2018 Trézéguet -- is a speedy winger coming off a 16-goal campaign in the Turkish League who may surprise foes. Motez Bishara, CNN, "World Cup: Is Russia 2018 the last chance for Messi and Ronaldo?," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of winger

1896, in the meaning defined above

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