Meaning of forward pocket in English:

forward pocket


  • 1Australian Rules Football
    An attacking playing position on either side of the full forward.

    ‘they scored a drop kick goal from deep in the right forward pocket’
    • ‘He managed to drop his opponents back into the forward pocket.’
    • ‘He's notched 33 from the forward pocket.’
    • ‘Playing in the forward pocket, he kicked eight goals.’
    • ‘He kicked the first goal from the forward pocket.’
    • ‘A procession of lithe figures in brown and gold jumpers headed towards a patch of shade behind the forward pocket for the warm-up.’
    • ‘Why does he let himself get moved into the forward pocket?’
    • ‘The ball went over the top and ran towards the forward pocket.’
    • ‘He converted the first from a tight angle in the right forward pocket.’
    • ‘He took out a key opponent by camping in a forward pocket.’
    • ‘Early in the match, he played on quickly after marking in the forward pocket.’
    1. 1.1A player who plays in an attacking position to the side of the full forward.
      ‘he was used mainly as a forward pocket’
      • ‘He spent a brief time as a forward pocket.’
      • ‘Their forward pocket Scott Welsh chipped in with four goals.’
      • ‘He was used mainly as a forward pocket.’
      • ‘Forward pocket Ryan kicked five goals.’
      • ‘The first goal of the game was scored by a forward pocket.’
      • ‘The forward pockets don't sit out on the boundary as they once might have.’
      • ‘A former forward pocket replaced him at full-forward.’
      • ‘They needed a tough forward pocket with experience.’
      • ‘As a forward pocket he could kick with either foot.’
      • ‘Their left forward pocket scored the first point.’