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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The 25-year-old's comments in Punch seemed to suggest there is little chance of a way back in for Musa at Leicester, with the winger having made just 21 Premier League appearances in two years at the club. SI.com, "Leicester World Cup Star Claims He Was 'Never Given a Chance' After Claudio Ranieri's Sacking," 24 June 2018 But Trump's conspiracy theory thrilled an army of right-wingers. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "Kamala Harris' Birthright Citizenship Has Already Spiraled Into a Racist Controversy," 22 Jan. 2019 In recent years, a crop of conservative dating startups have launched in response to this phenomenon, all with one purpose: giving right-wingers a safe space to find love. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "“For conservatives, by conservatives”: the rise of right-wing dating apps," 26 Dec. 2018 The winger, who has been capped 77 times for Ukraine, has now revealed his joy at joining a club of West Ham's stature. SI.com, "New West Ham Signing Reveals Excitement at Premier League Arrival After Tough Time With Dortmund," 13 July 2018 Iago Aspas, who is a sort of hybrid striker/winger, comes in for Diego Costa. Andrew Das, New York Times, "That Roar You Heard Was From Russia. Its Team Sent Spain Packing.," 3 July 2018 The incumbent Republican governor, Bruce Rauner (pictured), who splashed out some $50m on his campaign, saw off a strong challenge from a right-winger, Jeanne Ives. The Economist, "In Illinois politics, money talks," 22 Mar. 2018 The Coyotes acquired winger Vinnie Hinostroza and defenseman Jordan Oesterle in exchange for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta, defenseman Andrew Campbell and a 2019 fifth-round pick. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes complete seven-player deal with Chicago Blackhawks," 12 July 2018 The Ducks lost winger J.T. Brown and minor-leaguer Mike Liambas to Minnesota as free agents. Helene Elliott, latimes.com, "The start of NHL free agency allows John Tavares to live his childhood dream with the Toronto Maple Leafs," 2 July 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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