Definition of wide receiver in English:

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wide receiver


American Football
An offensive player who is positioned at a distance from the end and is used primarily as a pass receiver.
Example sentences
  • Starting quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs were ineligible for consideration.
  • But learning to play with your cornerbacks covering passes to wide receivers will take time.
  • In addition to linebacker, Peterson can play defensive end or cover wide receivers.

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Syllabification: wide re·ceiv·er

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