4-4-2

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English[edit]

The 4-4-2 formation.
A 4-4-2 locomotive.

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4-4-2 (uncountable)

  1. (soccer) A popular soccer formation with 4 defenders, 4 midfielders and 2 strikers.
    • 2012 May 26 2012, Phil McNulty, “Norway 0-1 England”, BBC Sport:
      England's formation was a rigid 4-4-2 against a Norway side of surprisingly limited ambition and on one of the rare occasions James Milner got in the action he forced a save from Jarstein.
  2. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has a two-axle leading truck, two powered driving axles and a one-axle trailing truck.

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