1. being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team
    a second-string pitcher
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How To Use second-string In A Sentence

  • a second-string pitcher
  • He walked down the row of second-string embassies and disappeared down a driveway. TALKING GOD
  • Lucas Piazón, an attacking midfielder secured from São Paulo, featured in the reserves against Swansea last week and the second-string's manager, Dermot Drummy, described him as "a terrier" in his willingness to track back. Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku has chance to feel the fire against Liverpool
  • I'd rather be exposed to Glenn Beck after a full-blown Healthcare-Is-Fascism hissy fit, eyes streaming crocodile tears, rocking back and forth in the fetal position with his thumb in his mouth and a pool of drool dripping down his moisturized chinny chin-chin actually high-fructose corn syrup, but it works for the camera than this former second-string Miss Alaska smarmily playing pretend at punditry. Warren Holstein: Fox's Barracuda Jumps the Shark
  • The real credit to the team was not just the sheer bloody-minded defence, but the fact it was achieved by so many second-string players in a squad short of depth.
  • Fob him off with a decent second-string role and he'll play it like a maestro, often finessing the film out from under its star.
  • Following the Broncos' spiflication of a second-string Knights in a record 71-6 romp at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, Bennett said he was sympathetic to his rival coach despite his club showing no mercy on the field.
  • Now, I've got nothing against either Hampshire or Davenport, but they do seem like second-string replacements for the original actors.
  • And it got worse three days later as the Gunners' second-string hammered an under-strength Reds side 6-3 to condemn them to their heaviest loss at Anfield since 1930.
  • I was a second-stringer who didn't talk to anyone but potheads.
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