Definition of benchwarmer
: a reserve player on an athletic team
Examples of benchwarmer in a sentence
I played a little, but mostly I was a benchwarmer.
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BENCHWARMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of benchwarmer for English Language Learners
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
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