first–string

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adjective \ˈfərs(t)-ˈstriŋ\

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 \ˈfərs(t)-ˈstriŋ-ər\ noun

1892

First Known Use of first–string

1892


FIRST–STRING Defined for English Language Learners

first–string

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adjective \ˈfərs(t)-ˈstriŋ\

Definition of first–string for English Language Learners

  • sports : most skillful

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