wide receiver

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wide receiver (plural wide receivers)

  1. (American football) An offensive football player whose position on the line of scrimmage is farthest from the ball and whose function is to principally to catch passes.
    • 2024 February 12, Ben Morse and Steve Almasy, “Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in OT in Super Bowl LVIII, become first back-to-back NFL champions in 19 years”, in CNN.com[1]:
      All season, the Chiefs have struggled on offense, in particular in the pass catching department. On multiple occasions throughout the regular season, Mahomes was burned by mental miscues from his wide receivers which cost the Chiefs wins.