from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is next to the best.
- adv. Next to the best.
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- n. the competitor who finishes second
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By sharing responsibility rather than shouldering it, Jordan led the Bulls to the second best record in the East at 55-27...behind the ever-tough defending champion Pistons, who finished 59-23.
Vince Carino plays linebacker for the UNLV Rebels, a decent university team, usually the second best in the state.
"Back in March," Mr. Dinwiddie went on, "there are reported two engagements in which our troops came off second best – at Newbern and at Winchester.