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- (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.
- 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.
- This locomotive wheel arrangement is commonly called an "Atlantic" type.