winger

[ wing-er ]
/ ˈwɪŋ ər /

noun

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

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Origin of winger

First recorded in 1785–95; wing + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for winger

winger
/ (ˈwɪŋə) /

noun

sport a player stationed on the wing
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