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Definition of "third-string" [third-string]

  • Belonging to the third string of a team; one who plays behind the first and second strings. (adjective)
  • A substitute or replacement. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "third-string" in a sentence
  • "Moments after he called the third-string offense and defense onto the field -- which, he stressed, was for three plays only because of time constraints -- Reid walked toward the line of scrimmage and held everything up for a few precious seconds."
  • "Cal Sport Media/Zuma Press Greg McElroy Another Jets player railed against the team's splintered locker room Wednesday, when Greg McElroy, a third-string rookie quarterback, took the club to task for what he called its selfishness."
  • ""I'll just tell you this, the one thing I know about Jay Cutler is he's tough," said third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie, who led a late comeback bid."
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