benchwarmer

noun bench·warm·er \ ˈbench-ˌwȯr-mər \

Definition of benchwarmer

: a reserve player on an athletic team

Examples of benchwarmer in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of benchwarmer

1892

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BENCHWARMER Defined for English Language Learners

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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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