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

  • adj. Sports Of, relating to, or being a member of the first string of a team.
  • adj. First-rate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. describing the members of a sports team who play regularly at the start of a match (rather than being substituted on)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. First to play in a game; not reserved as a substitute; -- of members of a team. Also used in non-sports contexts to mean first-rate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being a regular member of a team
  • adj. of members of a team; not substitutes


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