weak side
noun Date: 1940 1. the side of a football formation having the smaller number of players; specifically the side of a formation away from the tight end 2. the side of a court or field (as in basketball or soccer) away from the ball • weakside adjective

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  • Weak side — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weak side — n. 1. Basketball the side of the court with fewer players 2. Football the side of a formation with fewer players: on offense, it is often the side opposite to the side of the tight end ☆ weakside [wēk′sīd΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • weak side — weak′ side n. fbb spo the side of the offensive line of a football team opposite the side with the tight end; the side having the smaller number of players • Etymology: 1925–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • weak side — index foible, frailty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • weak side — noun 1. : the side or aspect of a person s character or disposition through which he is most easily influenced especially for the worse 2. : the side of a football formation having the smaller number of players * * * Football. the side of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • weak side — Football. the side of the offensive line opposite the side with the tight end, thereby the side having the smaller number of players. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Weak — (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[=i]kja to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weak conjugation — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weak declension — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weak sore — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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