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(ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt; -ˌtænt)
a person who is making a first appearance in a particular capacity, such as a sportsperson playing in a first game for a team


or déb•u•tant

(ˈdɛb yʊˌtɑnt)

a person who makes a debut.
[1815–25; < French débutant, present participle of débuter. See debut, -ant]
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KARACHI -- Pakistan Super League franchise Lahore Qalandars, led by New Zealand batting great Brendon McCullum, are confident of a better showing than the previous two editions as they face debutant Multan Sultans in their first match on Friday.
50 followed by impressive debutant James Bruce in 28.
James Barnes was on the end of a shock upset when he was felled by visiting debutant Ben Douglas from Nottingham.
Dhoni: The Untold Story,' while the 33-year-old debutant got it for 'Udta Punjab.
Scarlett Taylor and Alex McKie both saw efforts drift agonisingly wide of the target either side of half time, while Jade Simon and debutant Chloe Latham rounded off the scoring - the latter getting her goal direct from a corner.
Debutant Liam Dawson's three-wicket haul set England on the way at Southampton before Buttler, opening for England for the first time in white ball cricket, smacked four sixes and three fours to send the tourists home without a victory in all formats.
This fellow has an Aidan O'Brien-trained debutant to overcome.
Opener Chris Rogers (43) was bowled by debutant Imran Khan for the only wicket to fall to the fast bowlers in Australia's second innings after he and Smith added 43 for the fifth wicket.
Debutant Omani player Ahmed Mohamed Moosa Al Bulushi will be his deputy.
Debutant Paul Benson looked to have scored inside three minutes only for Harrad to get a final touch when offside, while there was a good save to deny another newcomer, Michael Hector.
DEFENDING champion Martin Adams' hopes of a record-equalling third consecutive BDO World Championship title were shattered and Hartlepool debutant Paul Jennings reached the end of the line in last night's dramatic quarter finals at the Lakeside.
Dragons' try machine Brooke Foster added to his seasons total seven minutes into the second half after a line break from debutant Tom Lowe opened up the field.