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1. One that provides relief.
2. Baseball A relief pitcher.
(Baseball) baseball another name for relief pitcher
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|Noun||1.||reliever - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"|
locum, locum tenens - someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
stunt man, stunt woman, double - a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
|2.||reliever - a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"|
|3.||reliever - a pitcher who does not start the game|
finisher, closer - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game