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1An attacking player on the wing in soccer, hockey, and other sports.
- ‘He is a defender, he is a midfielder but he is also an attacker - a winger who makes and scores goals.’
- ‘He is a very good player, a classic winger with lot of power, and is very quick.’
- ‘Maybe one day, budding wingers all over the footballing world will try to perform a ‘Robben Turn’?’
- ‘The game's dominant wingers play the right side, and a right-catching goaltender can be a tough puzzle for shooters to solve.’
- ‘The word, as in Spanish, means cross, appropriate for the son of one of the best wingers in the sport.’
- ‘For modern wingers, rugby league is a game of split-second choices.’
- ‘If the winger beats two players and then crosses it for the striker, then there should be no problem.’
- ‘True, their current playing styles are very similar - one striker, two galloping wingers, one prime mover and two midfield stiflers - so there's a risk they could nullify each other.’
- ‘Bridge had thrown out a superb long ball to the winger and just when it looked like he was away for his third, play was called back.’
- ‘How many wingers nowadays can score as prolifically as that?’
- ‘They have brought in three more attacking players in wingers Luciano and Khalilou Fadiga and playmaker Andy van der Meyde, so the signs point towards a more offensive approach.’
- ‘These are two teams with impressive offensive arsenals and plenty of gifted wingers.’
- ‘To place this into context let us consider other international wingers.’
- ‘Or, rather, there are wingers, but they're masquerading as fullbacks.’
- ‘In front of him the team consists of two banks of three players - three guards in defence and two wingers and a centre forward in attack.’
- ‘Robben did what very few wingers or wide players are capable of doing: he made his flank the centre of the game and changed the whole dynamics of the pitch.’
- ‘He did not have a traditional center forward, his wingers were tall, quick and skillful, his central midfielders aggressive ball-winners.’
- ‘That puts added pressure on the puck-moving defenseman and his wingers.’
- ‘It is refreshing to see wingers again scoring the kind of long-range tries you associate with them.’
- ‘You have to handle him differently from the way you would normal wingers; he occupies two or three defenders.’
2[in combination] A member of a specified political wing.‘a left-winger’
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