[ furst-string ]
/ ˈfɜrstˈstrɪŋ /


composed of regular members, participants, etc. (distinguished from substitute): the first-string team.
foremost; main: the first-string critics.

Origin of first-string

First recorded in 1915–20

OTHER WORDS FROM first-string

first-string·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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