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- v. To play a subsidiary or subordinate role to someone or something else.
From the second violin in an orchestra. (Wiktionary)
The replacement at Pearl Harbor of the Banshee squadron for VF-52 and its F9F-2s was an unhappy surprise for the Panther pilots, who took no delight in the notion they might play second fiddle to the Banshees.