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reliever

[ ri-lee-ver ]
/ rɪˈli vər /
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noun

a person or thing that relieves.
Baseball. relief pitcher.

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Nearby words

relier, relieve, relieve oneself, relieve someone of, relieved, reliever, relieving arch, relievo, relig., religate, relight

Origin of reliever

First recorded in 1475–85; see origin at relieve, -er1
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Examples from the Web for reliever

  • Reliever, a coat worn in turn by any party of poor devils whose wardrobes are in pawn.

    The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
  • Reliever:—Go back you need not, for in no place where you go will you find a want at all.

  • This Reliever then came up to the women and asked them how they did.

  • What say you to Mithridates of Pergamos, my reliever and rescuer, the great son of Eupator?

    Caesar and Cleopatra|George Bernard Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for reliever

reliever

/ (rɪˈliːvə) /

noun

baseball another name for relief pitcher
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for reliever

reliever


n.

late 15c., agent noun from relieve. Baseball sense ("relief pitcher") is attested by 1945.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper