Definition of strong side in English:

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strong side

Entry from US English dictionary


Sports (On teams with an odd number of players) the half of an offensive or defensive alignment that has one player more.
Example sentences
  • If your teammate on the strong side loses their player, then you can slide over and stop their player from driving to the basket.
  • On the strong side, the defensive lineman must control his gap and not let the Nebraska blocker get to his body.
  • The team uses him to generate pressure from both sides, usually lining him up away from the offense's strong side.

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