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1A person or thing considered to be between two other recognized categories or types.‘Price considered him a tweener, too small for a lineman and too big for a linebacker’
- ‘That has come into vogue and you have players who used to be considered tweeners, really just undersized defensive ends, being projected to what is a need position now.’
- ‘He is the classic NBA tweener, shooting a high percentage, but struggling against the bigger bodies down low.’
- ‘Sizewise, he is what I'd call a tweener.’
- ‘Huber was the prized jewel of the Met system a few years ago, but became a bit of a tweener between catcher and first base in recent years.’
- ‘While both belong in the back end of a rotation, our next three pitchers are tweeners.’
- ‘He was a bit of a tweener - not really a true point guard or shooting guard at 6'3.’
- ‘At 6-feet - 10, 240 pounds, he is the definition of a tweener, a small forward buried inside a power forward's body.’
- ‘As far as coaching, he qualifies as a coaching tweener: too successful to go back to being an assistant but not seasoned enough to warrant another head coaching job.’
- ‘The tweeners found it a rough night in the trenches.’
- ‘Smith, a tweener, started three years at left end in the Redhawks' 4-3 defense after beginning his redshirt freshman year at linebacker when that position was depleted by injuries.’
- ‘Baxter's a bit of a tweener - not big enough to lead block, not quite fast enough to be the every down back in the NFL, despite his productivity in college.’
- ‘They felt he was a limited guy, sort of a safety-linebacker tweener who lacked size at linebacker and speed at safety.’
- ‘He is a classic tweener - an edge rusher who is somewhere between a defensive end and an outside linebacker.’
- ‘Respect has been hard to come by for the Syracuse product, who was touted as an underachiever in college is expected to be a tweener in the pros.’
- ‘The Texans have added two tweeners, but nothing they have done in the NFL to date suggests that either of these linebackers will upgrade the Houston pass rush.’
- ‘The Pro Bowl team is picked with a 4-3 defense in mind, and Smith - a 3-4 end who would be a tweener on some four-man fronts - ultimately gets snubbed here.’
- ‘He is a classic tweener.’
- ‘He's just what the Knicks need, another tweener who is too slow to play small forward and too soft to play power forward.’
- ‘He is sort of a tweener, because he could also be in Group Four.’
- ‘A tweener who was a 4-3 defensive end in college, Washington signed with the Texans after the draft and was cut at the end of training camp.’
- 1.1short for tweenager
- ‘All those remote-control toys bought for tweeners get played with for an hour or two and then get sunk into the miasma of a child's bedroom.’
- ‘He clearly adores his kids, who are all stalwart, funny and, for tweeners, preternaturally considerate.’
- ‘I'd like item and brand suggestions for other beauty/health products that appeal to tweener girls.’
- ‘And here it is, gussied up, cleaned off, and served to this goggling tweener / early teen audience as hip.’
- ‘Seven quick ticks on a stopwatch is all the time they have to win over the world's most discerning consumers: toddlers, grade-schoolers, and tweeners.’
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