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 Division in the band was stirred up when banjo player turned guitarist Winston Marshall got in hot water online by praising right-winger Andy Ngo and inviting Jordan Peterson to meet with him and other band members. Chris Willman, Variety, 17 Sep. 2022 She was raised by her mother, a right-winger who wrote romance novels. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2022 That became official Friday night as the talented young winger was traded to the Florida Panthers along with a conditional 2025 pick for forward Jonathan Huberdeau, defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, prospect Cole Schwindt and a first-round pick in 2025. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 23 July 2022 The big Slovakian winger departed from the draft floor through the stands, slapping hands, and was spotted around the city wearing his bleu, blanc et rouge draft sweater, taking pictures with fans. Matt Porter,, 9 July 2022 The Brazilian winger has been heavily linked with a transfer away from Leeds United, with Bayern Munich and Liverpool named possible destinations. Manuel Veth, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Although Mats Zuccarello missed part of the second period in Thursday's game, the winger is expected to play Saturday. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 3 Apr. 2021 The winger was bought out by Ottawa this week, and would appear to be a low-cost option for contending teams like the Stars. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 7 Oct. 2020 The 23-year-old winger, who worked last season on an expiring rookie contract ($795,000 cap hit), had 41 goals and 79 points in 74 games. Matt Porter,, 3 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of winger

1896, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2022

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“Winger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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