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WING BACK [2 records]

Record 1 2014-05-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Soccer (Europe: Football)
DEF

Defensive player charged with marking the winger.

CONT

A wingback is a member of a football, i.e. soccer team. They play on the left or right wing (that's one or other side of the pitch only), and combine 2 roles. They act as defenders, but also seek to move forward to attack where possible. However, moving forward can create a gap in defence ... when the team the wingback is pressing against launches a speedy counter-attack on the break, and gets behind the wingback.

Key term(s)
  • wing back

French

Domaine(s)
  • Soccer (Europe : football)
DEF

Un de deux joueurs de défense jouant très près de leur gardien; chacun est chargé de surveiller un ailier.

CONT

Formation 4-3-3; les deux anciens arrières classiques deviennent défenseurs centraux, encadrés par les deux arrières latéraux.

OBS

Presque toujours désignés au pluriel : défenseurs latéraux (Canada), arrières latéraux (Europe). Quand ce n'est pas le cas, on précise habituellement «défenseur/arrière latéral droit» ou «gauche».

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Fútbol
DEF

Jugador de características fundamentalmente defensivas ubicado en la banda y cuya misión principal es tapar las subidas del extremo rival y desdoblar al centrocampista de su banda en algunos ataques.

OBS

En cada equipo hay dos laterales: lateral izquierdo y lateral derecho.

OBS

defensa lateral; lateral: posiciones de defensa.

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Record 2 1984-06-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Jewellery
CONT

The end of a cuff link that is passed through the buttonhole and fastened is called wing-back or airplane-back.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Joaillerie et bijouterie

Spanish

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