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  1. (in Rugby, soccer, etc.) a person who plays a wing position.
  2. a right-winger.

Origin of winger

First recorded in 1785–95; wing + -er1
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Examples from the Web for winger

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Historical Examples

  • Winger has a colt well broken that's a perfect match for him.

    A Man of Honor

    George Cary Eggleston

  • Chalmers was the winger, but on the day he was tremendously selfish, and stuck to the ball until he was robbed or knocked off it.

    Acton's Feud

    Frederick Swainson

  • Winger's got a splendid colt, pretty well broken, and you can get him for a dollar or two if you a'n't afraid to ride him.

    A Man of Honor

    George Cary Eggleston

British Dictionary definitions for winger


  1. sport a player stationed on the wing
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