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- (in sports) the players who are available to replace or relieve those who start a game:"he will play in goal for City's second string" · "the second-string quarterback"
- (a second string to one's bow)an alternative resource or course of action in case another one fails:"he had a second string to his bow in the form of songwriting" · "he was principally a batsman and bowling was the second string to his bow"