Meaning of winger in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪŋə/

Translate winger into Spanish


  • 1An attacking player on the wing in soccer, hockey, and other sports.

    ‘They have brought in three more attacking players in wingers Luciano and Khalilou Fadiga and playmaker Andy van der Meyde, so the signs point towards a more offensive approach.’
    • ‘If the winger beats two players and then crosses it for the striker, then there should be no problem.’
    • ‘Robben did what very few wingers or wide players are capable of doing: he made his flank the centre of the game and changed the whole dynamics of the pitch.’
    • ‘In front of him the team consists of two banks of three players - three guards in defence and two wingers and a centre forward in attack.’
    • ‘He is a defender, he is a midfielder but he is also an attacker - a winger who makes and scores goals.’
    • ‘The game's dominant wingers play the right side, and a right-catching goaltender can be a tough puzzle for shooters to solve.’
    • ‘That puts added pressure on the puck-moving defenseman and his wingers.’
    • ‘Bridge had thrown out a superb long ball to the winger and just when it looked like he was away for his third, play was called back.’
    • ‘Maybe one day, budding wingers all over the footballing world will try to perform a ‘Robben Turn’?’
    • ‘He is a very good player, a classic winger with lot of power, and is very quick.’
    • ‘Or, rather, there are wingers, but they're masquerading as fullbacks.’
    • ‘The word, as in Spanish, means cross, appropriate for the son of one of the best wingers in the sport.’
    • ‘He did not have a traditional center forward, his wingers were tall, quick and skillful, his central midfielders aggressive ball-winners.’
    • ‘It is refreshing to see wingers again scoring the kind of long-range tries you associate with them.’
    • ‘How many wingers nowadays can score as prolifically as that?’
    • ‘For modern wingers, rugby league is a game of split-second choices.’
    • ‘You have to handle him differently from the way you would normal wingers; he occupies two or three defenders.’
    • ‘True, their current playing styles are very similar - one striker, two galloping wingers, one prime mover and two midfield stiflers - so there's a risk they could nullify each other.’
    • ‘To place this into context let us consider other international wingers.’
    • ‘These are two teams with impressive offensive arsenals and plenty of gifted wingers.’
  • 2in combination A member of a specified political wing.

    • ‘a left-winger’