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wide receiver

noun, Football.
an offensive player positioned wide of the formation, as a split end, used primarily as a pass receiver.
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1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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wide receiver

(American football) a player whose function is to catch long passes from the quarterback
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