wide receiverwide receiver
Football a player eligible to receive a pass who usually takes a position on or near the line of scrimmage, but at some distance from the other members of the offensive team
nounAbbr. WR Football
A receiver who normally lines up at least several yards to the side of the offensive formation. Also called wideout .
(plural wide receivers)
- (American football) an offensive football player whose position on the line of scrimmage is farthest from the ball and whose function to principally to catch passes.