Wide-receiver definition

A receiver who normally lines up at least several yards to the side of the offensive formation.
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(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.
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(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.
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Noun

Singular:
wide-receiver
Plural:
wide-receivers