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  1. substitute, reserve, second-stringernoun

    an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced


  1. second-stringernoun

    A person who plays second string. A person who is kept on a sports team as a backup in case a first string player is unavailable.

  2. second-stringernoun

    A person who is not good enough to be considered proficient but is possible as a backup.


  1. second-stringer

    A second-stringer is a term commonly used in sports, referring to a player who is not among the first team or group to participate in a game or competition, but substitutes or replaces the first-choice players. They are generally considered less skillful or experienced than the first team, but are crucial for maintaining the team's performance or replacing injured players. This term can also be used metaphorically in other fields to refer to a person or thing regarded or used as a substitute for another.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of second-stringer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of second-stringer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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