re·​liev·​er ri-ˈlē-vər How to pronounce reliever (audio)
: one that relieves
especially : relief pitcher

Examples of reliever in a Sentence

pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen Exercise is a good stress reliever.
Recent Examples on the Web That set the stage for the ninth inning, when Campusano tagged reliever Michael Grove for a leadoff double before Arráez ended it with a line drive to center. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 De La Cruz scored again when Steer’s third-inning pop-up glanced off Wilmer Flores’ glove, while Stuart Fairchild tacked on an insurance run against reliever Erik Miller with the 13th inside-the-park home run in the history of Oracle Park. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for reliever 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reliever was in the 15th century

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“Reliever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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