Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Basketball A team member who can play effectively in two different positions, especially forward and guard.

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  • n. A player who can swing between two different positions. Often refers to switching between the small forward and shooting guard positions in basketball

Etymologies

swing +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The eighth-year swingman is averaging 20.1 points in 20 games, after scoring 12.7 a game for Chicago before the deal.

    The deer to fear: Taking Skiles' lead, Bucks on playoffs brink

  • But the Indiana Pacers 'fourth-year swingman is certainly playing like one.

    USATODAY.com

  • The way the 76ers swingman is playing, his goal of making the NBA's midseason game a habit just might come true.

    USATODAY.com

  • From the looks of it, the sweet-shooting swingman is poised for another 3-point title.

    USATODAY.com

  • Add in swingman Marquis Daniels, who as a rookie two years ago was a playoff starter, and injured forward Keith Van Horn, who happens to be Dallas 'highest-paid player, and it's little wonder why Johnson is the rare coach not tightening his rotation now that the playoffs are under way.

    USATODAY.com

  • But the 33-year-old swingman is still a key contributor for the Heat, who lead the Washington Wizards 2-0 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series, which resumes tonight in Washington, and he has embraced his role as the third scoring option and No. 1 perimeter defender.

    USATODAY.com - Heat's Eddie Jones happy to do whatever it takes

  • The superstar swingman is one loss away from another first-round elimination.

    USATODAY.com

  • Rugged swingman is one of the most versatile and valuable Kings.

    USATODAY.com

  • The 6-5 junior swingman is the 11th-seeded Cowboys 'best shooter and its best shot at upsetting Gonzaga.

    USATODAY.com - Unheralded players will become stars

  • The athletic 6-9 swingman is expected to make the Rockets (1-2).

    National Basketball Association - Rockets vs. Pistons

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