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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group of players that play regularly or start games for a sports team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the members of a sports team who play regularly at the start of a match (rather than being substituted on)
  • n. the first violinist in an orchestra.

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