Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Football A back positioned on offense behind or outside of an end.
  • noun Sports Either of two defensive players, especially in soccer, positioned to the side of the field and playing just behind the midfielders in order to support the offense.

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  • noun soccer A player who doubles as a defender when their team is defending, and a winger when they are attacking.
  • noun wingback chair, wing chair

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (American football) the position of the offensive back who lines up behind or outside the end
  • noun (football) the person who plays wingback

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Examples

  • That could be a straight run behind a phalanx of blockers, or a hand-off to another back or roving flanker or "wingback," who was set in motion behind the line before the snap.

    Football's Subversive Side

  • Maggie looked to her left, at a woman who sat in a large wingback chair.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • While watching CNN's Larry King interview ex-Beatle Paul McCartney one night, I fell out of the wingback when McCartney named his favorite song, "The Very Thought of You."

    James A. Fragale: Save the Music, Music, Music!

  • This way of thinking embraces improvisation and "natural patina," Mr. Calderwood added, citing the last-minute addition of plaid wingback chairs to the lobby in Ace's New York property which opened in 2009 and the decision to leave the old plumbing pipes in the restaurant exposed.

    Mountain Man Mode

  • While watching CNN's Larry King interview ex-Beatle Paul McCartney one night, I fell out of the wingback when McCartney named his favorite song, "The Very Thought of You."

    James A. Fragale: Save the Music, Music, Music!

  • Maggie looked to her left, at a woman who sat in a large wingback chair.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • Mrs. Brown takes a seat in a wingback chair and pulls a brightly colored quilt over her lap.

    Ten Miles Past Normal

  • The club also rejected overseas bids for key players like wingback Danilo and midfielders Marcos Arouca and Ganso, and Santos spent considerable money bringing home European-based Brazilian players like Edu Dracena, Ibson and Elano.

    Club Champions of the World

  • Maggie looked to her left, at a woman who sat in a large wingback chair.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • While watching CNN's Larry King interview ex-Beatle Paul McCartney one night, I fell out of the wingback when McCartney named his favorite song, "The Very Thought of You."

    James A. Fragale: Save the Music, Music, Music!

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