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A group of players that play regularly or start games for a sports team.
1. composed of regular members, participants, etc.
2. foremost; main.
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|Adj.||1.||first-string - of members of a team; not substitutes|
regular - in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
|2.||first-string - being a regular member of a team; "first-string players"|
primary - of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"