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You just don't want to get pigeon-holed into one position. That's why even though I start out at center, I may play small forward, if I get a rebound and you're not there I can bring the ball up.
Lisa Leslie

Meaning of "small forward" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SMALL FORWARD

small forward play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SMALL FORWARD

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Small forward is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SMALL FORWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

small forward

Small forward

The small forward, colloquially known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game and is commonly abbreviated "SF". Small forwards are typically somewhat shorter, quicker, and leaner than power forwards and centers, but on occasion are just as tall. The small forward position is considered to be perhaps the most versatile of the five main basketball positions. Current NBA small forwards vary in height between 6' 6" and 6' 10". The typical placement for a small forward would be between the key and three-point line. Small forwards are primarily responsible for scoring points and also often as secondary or tertiary rebounders behind the power forward and center, although a few, such as Paul Pierce and LeBron James, who play as point forwards have considerable passing responsibilities. Many small forwards in professional basketball, however, are prolific scorers.

Definition of small forward in the English dictionary

The definition of small forward in the dictionary is a versatile attacking player.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SMALL FORWARD

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SMALL FORWARD

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Synonyms and antonyms of small forward in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «small forward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SMALL FORWARD

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Translator English - Chinese

小前锋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alero
570 millions of speakers

English

small forward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छोटे आगे
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

صغيرة إلى الأمام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

малый вперед
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pequeno para a frente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোজাসাপ্টা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

petit pas en avant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecil ke hadapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Small Forward
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スモールフォワード
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스몰 포워드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cilik maju
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

nhỏ phía trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறிய முன்னோக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लहान पुढे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Küçük ileri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ala piccola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

małe przodu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

малий вперед
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mic înainte
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σμολ φόργουορντ
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

klein vorentoe
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

litet framåt
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

lite fremover
5 millions of speakers

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The term «small forward» is regularly used and occupies the 81.969 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about small forward

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Lisa Leslie
You just don't want to get pigeon-holed into one position. That's why even though I start out at center, I may play small forward, if I get a rebound and you're not there I can bring the ball up.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SMALL FORWARD»

Discover the use of small forward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to small forward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Small Forward
Introduces the small forward position, discusses historic and current players of the position, and shares tips for readers on becoming a future basketball star.
Jason Glaser, 2010
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Succubi: Decoding the Secrets of Power Distribution Within ...
SMALL FORWARD The third succubus position on a team is the small forward. History: Due to the nature of the position, the small forward is considered to be one of the most versatile positions of the main five positions. A woman playing the ...
Brandon Hairston, 2010
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Small Forward
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The small forward, or colloquially known as three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Small Forward
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The small forward, or, colloquially, the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010
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Teach'n Beginning Defensive Basketball Drills, Plays, and ...
You will need another player, about the same size as your small forward to help you out. Send your small forward to a spot way out on the wing area, to the right side of the basket. Have the pass catcher get in front of them, then you start to ...
Bob Swope, 2012
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Designing an Autonomous Helicopter Testbed: From Conception ...
... small small small small zero small small small backward forward small small small forward backward small small backward small forward small small backward backward forward small small backward forward zero small small forward small ...
Richard D. Garcia, 2008
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Unguarded: My Forty Years Surviving in the NBA
“I know Nance can really play,” I said, “but Wayne, he's not a small forward.” “ What do you mean he's not a small forward?” he asked. “Wayne, I've coached in the Western Conference,” I said. “I've watched the guy for years. He's a power ...
Lenny Wilkens, Terry Pluto, 2001
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Winning Basketball Fundamentals
Small Forward (3) Three words describe the small forward: diversity, size, and scoring. The small forward is a highly skilled player who has many of the two- guard skills. They are usually a bigger version of the two-guard and have the ability to ...
Lee H. Rose, 2012
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Kevin Garnett: "Da Kid"
Defending him is very difficult since he plays the small forward position. Tall players are often not quick enough to play small forward. Shorter players usually play that position while players who are nearly 7 feet tall, as Kevin is, usually play at ...
John Albert Torres, 1999
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Predictive Simulation of Semiconductor Processing: Status ...
When the emitter and base currents obey the SNS theory [60] at small forward biases, few minority holes and electrons can pass across the heteroemitter interface. Many of the injected emitter electrons and base holes recombine with each ...
Jarek Dabrowski, Eicke R. Weber, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SMALL FORWARD»

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Can Kobe make transition to small forward for Lakers? 'I can do that'
The Lakers lineup of Russell and Clarkson looks promising, but it does force Kobe Bryant to play at small forward, which is not his usual position. However ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
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Los Angeles Lakers Playing with Fire Having Kobe Bryant at Small
Each year of his career has featured a majority of his minutes coming at the 2, but a few seasons have seen his time at either point guard or small forward rise ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
3
Calipari Era: Small Forward #1
It seems like just yesterday I was racking my brain trying to think of a fifth person to play for Coach Calipari at the small forward position. Although the rankings ... «Wildcat Blue Nation, Jul 15»
4
Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Will 'Probably' Shift To Small Forward
With the Los Angeles Lakers drafting D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson emerging as a potential star in the making last season, there's been a lot of debate ... «Lakers Nation, Jul 15»
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Why Anthony Brown Can Help Fill Los Angeles Lakers Glaring Need …
As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their so-far fruitless free-agent quest, they may already have an answer at the small forward position—Anthony Brown. «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Ellis: Small forward at top of Pistons' free agent list
When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Pistons president Stan Van Gundy will have a list of priorities. First, he will make a call to Reggie Jackson, and ... «Detroit Free Press, Jun 15»
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Jackson trade left Pistons with a hole at small forward – Arizona's …
Kyle Singler wasn't the most dynamic small forward, but his 3-point shooting and assignment-sure habits made him a favorite of all four head coaches during his ... «Pistons.com, Jun 15»
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Help-Wanted Ad for LA Clippers' Small Forward Position
Different offseason, same story: The Los Angeles Clippers need help at small forward, but they might not be able to find it. The Clippers haven't really had ... «Bleacher Report, Jun 15»
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Los Angeles Lakers Could Turn to Trade Market for Answer at Small
The search for answers at the small forward position by the Los Angeles Lakers has been a difficult thing to watch. There was the 2013 promise shown by Xavier ... «Bleacher Report, May 15»
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Scouts question whether Justise Winslow is top small forward
CHICAGO – From talking to talent evaluators this week at the NBA draft combine, there seems to be a consensus that Duke's Justise Winslow is the top small ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»

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