wing·​er | \ˈwiŋ-ər \

Definition of winger 

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

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The 19-year-old winger could be this World Cup’s breakout phenom. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "World Cup schedule: Lionel Messi, Argentina take on Iceland to highlight June 16 games," 15 June 2018 The ferociously fast Egyptian winger was the English league player of the year, netting 44 goals in all competitions last season. Daniel Gendler, New York Times, "How to Talk About the World Cup and Sound Reasonably Smart," 14 June 2018 Low also cut winger Leroy Sane, recently named the best young player in England’s Premier League with Manchester City. Mark Zeigler,, "Your guide to the World Cup you forgot was happening," 13 June 2018 The Scottish winger is a proven goal scorer that has performed at a high level in Scotland and England. Jamie Goldberg,, "Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City: Players to watch, TV channel," 7 June 2018 However, officials said only one of the five, former Pittsburgh Penguins winger Sergei Plotnikov, would have made the roster. USA TODAY, "Datsyuk, Kovalchuk to lead Russian Olympic hockey team," 25 Jan. 2018 The winger was one of FC Cincinnati's original signings and made 67 appearances for the club in its first two seasons, scoring nine goals. Charlie Hatch,, "Here's what FC Cincinnati's first practice of 2018 looked like," 18 Jan. 2018 Chayka said the Coyotes were also involved in discussions with other free-agent wingers, including James van Riemsdyk, who wound up signing a five-year deal worth a reported $35 million with the Philadelphia Flyers. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Coyotes sign free-agent winger Michael Grabner to 3-year contract," 1 July 2018 No winger available in the free agent market, or the trade market, can match Kovalchuk’s game-breaking ability even in his mid-30s. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "With Ilya Kovalchuk off board, an updated ranking of the top 15 potential free agents," 23 June 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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