backup man


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Noun1.backup man - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)backup man - 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"
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
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"
alternate, surrogate, replacement - someone who takes the place of another person
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A good back-up drill can be devised simply by having the infielders purposely let balls get by them for the sole purpose of checking to see whether the backup man was in the correct position.
This tandem relay team consists of a lead man and backup man.
By contrast, Evanovich's Ranger is a Latino version of Hawk, the darkly menacing, monosyllabic backup man Parker created for his Spenser detective series.