Meaning of power forward in English:

power forward


  • A large forward who plays in the area near the opposing team's basket.

    ‘Along with the center, the power forward controls the area inside the key.’
    • ‘He did a nice fake then passed the ball off to our power forward under the basket.’
    • ‘It likely will have the ninth pick but would like to move up a bit to get an athletic small forward or power forward.’
    • ‘The team needs a power forward who can rebound, defend and slide into the middle at times.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the power forward's sophomore season came to a close before it ever began.’