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winger

[wing-er] /ˈwɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
(in Rugby, soccer, etc.) a person who plays a wing position.
2.
a right-winger.
Origin of winger
1785-1795
1785-95; wing + -er1
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  • Chalmers was the winger, but on the day he was tremendously selfish, and stuck to the ball until he was robbed or knocked off it.

    Acton's Feud Frederick Swainson
  • winger has a colt well broken that's a perfect match for him.

    A Man of Honor George Cary Eggleston
  • winger's got a splendid colt, pretty well broken, and you can get him for a dollar or two if you a'n't afraid to ride him.

    A Man of Honor George Cary Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for winger

winger

/ˈwɪŋə/
noun
1.
(sport) a player stationed on the wing
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