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the squad of players available either individually or as a team to replace or relieve those who start a game.
a secondary position, status, or group, as in a level of corporate management.
in sense “backup, resort,” alluding to a second bowstring; 1860-65, applied to racehorses; 1950-55, to sports teams
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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) an alternative course of action, etc, intended to come into use should the first fail (esp in the phrase
a second string to one's bow
a substitute or reserve player or team
mainly US & Canadian
being a substitute player
being the second-ranked player of a team in an individual sport
second-rate or inferior
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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