Meaning of SWINGMAN in English


I. ˈ ̷ ̷mən noun

( plural swingmen )

Etymology: in sense 1, from swing (II) ; in other senses, from swing (III)

1. or swing rider : one of usually two cowboys riding at each side of a trail herd behind the point men and ahead of the flank riders or the tail riders to prevent straying and keep other cattle out

2. : roundsman 3

3. : a superintendent of a dairy route

II. ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌman noun

Etymology: swing (III) + man

: a player capable of playing effectively in two different positions and especially of playing both guard and forward on a basketball team

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