second best

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second best

One that is next to the best.
Next to the best.

sec′ond-best′ adj.
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sec′ond best′

a person or thing that is next after the best.
sec′ond-best′, adj.
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Noun1.second best - the competitor who finishes second
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
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