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point guard

n. Basketball
A guard who runs the team's offense, usually from the point.

point guard

n
(Basketball) basketball
a. the position of the player responsible for directing the team's attacking play
b. a player in this position

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n.
Basketball. the guard who directs the team's offense from the point.
[1965–70]
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