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first string

A group of players that play regularly or start games for a sports team.

first′-string′ adj.



1. composed of regular members, participants, etc.
2. foremost; main.
first′-string′er, n.
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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"