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Origin of first-string
OTHER WORDS FROM first-stringfirst-string·er, noun
Words nearby first-string
Example sentences from the Web for first-string
On Tuesday the first-string 'varsity men were back at work, with the exception of Benson, whose ankle was in pretty bad condition.
With three first-string pitchers like Lefty and Jones and Savage, the team would have a fighting chance.Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager|Burt L. Standish
She had replaced many of her first-string men, but her captain was still in and so was the quarter-back who had started.Quarter-Back Bates|Ralph Henry Barbour
There was no scrimmage until the first-string men had trotted off the field.
On Friday there was only signal work for the subs, but the first-string players and the second held scrimmage as usual.Center Rush Rowland|Ralph Henry Barbour