wing·​er | \ ˈwiŋ-ər \

Definition of winger

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

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Barack Obama is a left-winger who spent his entire career denying reality. Fox News, "Ken Starr: Impeachment is hell," 11 Sep. 2018 With the transfer to another United Soccer League Eastern Conference opponent, FC Cincinnati has three wingers remaining on its roster: Cicerone, Emmanuel Ledesma and Jimmy McLaughlin. Charlie Hatch,, "FC Cincinnati sends Daniel Haber to Ottawa Fury on a free transfer," 9 July 2018 Yet, the Flyers’ signing of wide-bodied left winger James van Riemsdyk conjures memories of when the team added another free-agent forward, diminutive Danny Briere, in 2007. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers' James van Riemsdyk signing brings back memories of Danny Briere," 6 July 2018 Is Aleksander Barkov the transcendent talent that lifts his line’s skill level, and drags his wingers with him? Matthew Defranks,, "Does it matter who Panthers center Aleksander Barkov's linemates are?," 6 July 2018 With generational Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin expected to go first overall, the Coyotes will likely be picking between a group of talented wingers – and perhaps a few defensemen – with their pick. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes awarded No. 5 overall pick in NHL draft," 28 Apr. 2018 Finlay has developed into one of the league's best wingers during his time in MLS. Jamie Goldberg,, "Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell not in 18 for home opener," 14 Apr. 2018 Brandon Saad was brought back to the United Center to make the Blackhawks captain better, a move that came at the stiff cost of the best winger Patrick Kane ever had. Steve Rosenbloom,, "The Blackhawks' summer shopping list should include a sniper for Patrick Kane," 11 Apr. 2018 Following Rennes' clearance up the field, Lyon's Brazilian center half Marcelo clumsily headed the ball straight into the path of winger Whabi Khazri, who ran through before calmly slotting the ball under goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. USA TODAY, "Lyon slips further behind after 2-0 home defeat to Rennes," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of winger

1896, in the meaning defined above

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