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

Examples of winger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Canadian players such as Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson, who grew up in Toronto, the absence of a live audience will be an adjustment. Washington Post, "In Canada, hockey’s return is a partial sign of normalcy during precarious times," 31 July 2020 The 18-year-old is a smooth-skating left winger out of Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League who packed 35 goals and 77 assists into 52 games. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "The Detroit Red Wings need the No. 1 pick more than any other team. Here's why," 26 June 2020 Aleksandar Katai was released by the LA Galaxy after a series of alarming social media posts by the Serbian winger’s wife, Tea. Staff And News Services, SFChronicle.com, "‘Today we say no more’: Jaguars players march to sheriff’s office," 5 June 2020 Both clubs confirmed on Friday that the winger has completed the $68.3m (£54.8m) move to the Bavarian club and has signed a five-year contract until June 30, 2025. Ben Morse, CNN, "Liverpool title-winning celebrations dampened after thrashing from Manchester City," 3 July 2020 Most notably, winger Tobin Heath opted out of the Challenge Cup, with sources telling The Oregonian/OregonLive a month ago that Heath had raised concerns internally about playing in the tournament as the pandemic continues. oregonlive, "New-look Thorns ready to (finally) get started: ‘We are so grateful we have a chance to play in a game this weekend’," 26 June 2020 Veleno could also fit as a winger, and Michael Rasmussen, the team’s first-round pick from 2017, could slot into the third-line center spot. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "What Detroit Red Wings could do with third overall pick: NHL draft lottery countdown," 23 June 2020 Sharks winger Evander Kane, along with six other current and former NHL players have founded the Hockey Diversity Alliance. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "Athletes using their unique positions to amplify calls for change, justice," 13 June 2020 The Leafs drafted the 5-foot-10, 192-pound winger at No. 125 in 2015. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings might have found a hit in Dmytro Timashov. Here's why," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of winger

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Winger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winger. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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