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target man Line breaks: tar¦get man

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of target man in English:


Soccer & Hockey
A forward in a central position to whom other players direct long passes.
Example sentences
  • He favours a central target man, two wide players, and an offensive midfielder who can play in the hole.
  • He can play as an out-and-out forward or drop off and play as a target man behind him.
  • He is not really a natural target man as such, but he is a good footballer with a good football brain.
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