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first–string

play
adjective \ˈfərs(t)-ˈstriŋ\

Simple Definition of first–string

  • sports : most skillful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of first–string

  1. 1 :  being a regular as distinguished from a substitute (as on a team)

  2. 2 :  first-rate

first–stringer play \-ˈstriŋ-ər\ noun

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