starting lineup

Definition of starting lineup

:the list of players who are playing when a game begins
  • The manager has made some changes to the starting lineup.

Word by Word Definitions

start play starting
  1. : to move suddenly and violently : spring

  2. : to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

  3. : to issue with sudden force

  1. : a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

  2. : a brief and sudden action or movement

  3. : a sudden capricious impulse or outburst

lineup play
  1. : a list of players taking part in a game (as of baseball)

  2. : the players on such a list

  3. : an alignment (as in entertainment or politics) of persons or things having a common purpose, distinction, or bond

  1. : to assume an orderly linear arrangement

  2. : to align oneself

  3. : to put into alignment


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