Origin of second string
OTHER WORDS FROM second stringsecond-string, adjectivesecond-stringer, noun
Words nearby second string
How to use second string in a sentence
Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.
And as he adjusted to this change in circumstances, he screamed at himself a second time: Wait!Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A second document was titled: “Gambia Reborn: A Charter for Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy and Development.”The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If 29 vote for someone else, the race for speaker goes to a second ballot for the first time in almost 100 years.
At least 29 fellow Republicans must vote against Boehner for a second ballot to be reached, and that seems very unlikely.
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Aristide replaced the baby, and with a complicated arrangement of string fastened it securely to the seat.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Roman Pane who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage alludes to another method of using the herb.
British Dictionary definitions for second string
- being a substitute player
- being the second-ranked player of a team in an individual sport