Meaning of wide receiver in English:

wide receiver


American Football
  • An offensive player positioned away from the line, used primarily as a pass receiver.

    • ‘Starting quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs were ineligible for consideration.’
    • ‘But learning to play with your cornerbacks covering passes to wide receivers will take time.’
    • ‘In addition to linebacker, Peterson can play defensive end or cover wide receivers.’
    • ‘The biggest upgrades have been made at running back, wide receiver and defensive line.’
    • ‘Rogers is only the most dynamic offensive player in the Big Ten and the top wide receiver in the nation.’