benchwarmer

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noun bench·warm·er \ˈbench-ˌwȯr-mər\

Definition of benchwarmer

  1. :  a reserve player on an athletic team

Examples of benchwarmer in a sentence

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

1892

First Known Use of benchwarmer

1892


BENCHWARMER Defined for English Language Learners

benchwarmer

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noun bench·warm·er \ˈbench-ˌwȯr-mər\

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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