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center forward

Syllabification: cen·ter for·ward

Definition of center forward in English:

noun

Sports
An attacker who plays in the middle of the field.
Example sentences
  • He did not have a traditional center forward, his wingers were tall, quick and skillful, his central midfielders aggressive ball-winners.
  • I think centre halves are more aggressive than say, a centre forward, and if the ball is there to be headed then you will go and head it, no matter who is in the way.
  • 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.

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