Entry from British & World English dictionary
nounSoccer & Hockey
A forward in a central position to whom other players direct long passes.
- 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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