wide receiver


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wide receiver

n. Abbr. WR Football
A receiver who normally lines up at least several yards to the side of the offensive formation. Also called wideout.

wide receiver

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wideout

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

wide′ receiv′er



n.
an offensive player in football, as a split end, who lines up wide of the formation and is used primarily as a pass receiver.
[1965–70]
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