Definition of small forward in English:

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small forward

noun

Basketball
A versatile forward who is effective outside the key as well as near the net.
Example sentences
  • He still is not big enough to hold off bulky power forwards, but he is athletic and smart enough to guard versatile power forwards and even small forwards.
  • Self envisions Wright at point guard, small forward or even power forward.
  • He also frustrates pick-setters because he is smart enough and quick enough to defend shooting guards, small forwards and power forwards.
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