wide receiver

wide receiver
noun Date: 1968 a football receiver who normally lines up several yards to the side of the offensive formation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wide Receiver — Wide Receiver, aufgestellt in der I Formation Der Wide Receiver ist im American Football der Passempfänger des Quarterbacks. Früher wurde der Wide Receiver auch als End bezeichnet. Wide Receiver werden als Split End (positioniert am äußersten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wide receiver — ☆ wide receiver n. Football a player eligible to receive a pass who usually takes a position on or near the line of scrimmage, but at some distance from the other members of the offensive team: also called wideout [wīd′out΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Wide receiver — A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football. Only players in certain positions are eligible to catch a forward pass. The two players who begin play at the ends of the offensive line are eligible receivers, as are… …   Wikipedia

  • Wide receiver — Un wide receiver (traduit au Canada par ailier éloigné et parfois en France par receveur écarté) est un joueur de football américain ou canadien. Il évolue dans la formation offensive de l équipe. Son rôle est de recevoir les passes du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wide receiver — Un wide …   Wikipedia Español

  • wide receiver — wide′ receiv′er n. fbb spo an offensive player in football, as a split end, who lines up wide of the formation and is used primarily as a pass receiver • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • wide receiver — Football. an offensive player positioned wide of the formation, as a split end, used primarily as a pass receiver. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • wide receiver — noun American Football an offensive player positioned away from the line, used primarily as a pass receiver …   English new terms dictionary

  • wide receiver — noun : a football receiver who normally lines up several yards to the side of the offensive formation * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] American football : a player on the offensive team who specializes in catching forward passes …   Useful english dictionary

  • wide receiver — noun an offensive football player whose position on the line of scrimmage is farthest from the ball and whose function to principally to catch passes …   Wiktionary

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