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benchwarmer

noun bench·warm·er \ˈbench-ˌwr-mər\

sports : a player who is not among the best players on a team and does not often play : a reserve player who is usually on the bench

Full Definition of BENCHWARMER

:  a reserve player on an athletic team

Examples of BENCHWARMER

  1. I played a little, but mostly I was a benchwarmer.

First Known Use of BENCHWARMER

1892

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