strong side
noun Date: circa 1951 the side of a football formation having the greater number of players; specifically the side on which the tight end plays

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • strong side — ☆ strong side n. 1. Basketball the side of the court with more players 2. Football the side of a formation with more players: an offense, it is often the side with the tight end strongside adj …   English World dictionary

  • strong side — strong′ side fbb spo the side of the offensive line of a football team where the tight end is positioned, thereby the side having the greater number of players • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • strong side — noun : the side of a football formation having the greatest number of players * * * Football. the side of the offensive line where the tight end is positioned, thereby the side having the greater number of players. [1950 55] * * * strong side,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strong side — Football. the side of the offensive line where the tight end is positioned, thereby the side having the greater number of players. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • strong safety — ☆ strong safety n. Football a safety positioned opposite the strong side who usually covers the tight end …   English World dictionary

  • side — noun 1 flat surface of sth thin ADJECTIVE ▪ flip, reverse ▪ The reverse side of the coin has a picture of a flower. 2 either of the two parts of a place/object ADJECTIVE ▪ far, opposite …   Collocations dictionary

  • strong safety — noun : a safety in football who plays opposite the strong side of an offensive formation * * * ˌstrong ˈsafety 7 [strong safety] noun (in ↑American football) a defending player who plays opposite the attacking team s strongest side …   Useful english dictionary

  • strong safety — noun Date: 1970 a safety in football who plays opposite the strong side of an offensive formation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strong safety — Football. the defensive back assigned to cover the area across from the strong side of the opponent s offensive line and primarily responsible for defending against pass plays. * * * …   Universalium

  • side sewing — side sewing, a method of fastening the signatures of a book by sewing them together through the side with strong thread of nylon or cotton …   Useful english dictionary

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