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The group of players that substitute for the starting players or from which substitute players are drawn on a sports team.
sec′ond-string′er (-strĭng′ər) n.
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|Adj.||1.||second-string - being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team; "a second-string pitcher"|
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"