Definition of "swingman" [swingman]

  • Basketball A team member who can play effectively in two different positions, especially forward and guard. (noun)

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Use "swingman" in a sentence
  • "The eighth-year swingman is averaging 20.1 points in 20 games, after scoring 12.7 a game for Chicago before the deal."
  • "But the Indiana Pacers 'fourth-year swingman is certainly playing like one."
  • "The way the 76ers swingman is playing, his goal of making the NBA's midseason game a habit just might come true."