Definition of benchwarmer in English:

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benchwarmer

Pronunciation: /ˈben(t)SHˌwôrmər/

noun

North American informal
A sports player who does not get selected to play; a substitute.
Example sentences
  • On his watch, the better players reportedly grossed $1,000 per month, while benchwarmers averaged $600.
  • Compare the top quarterback in a minor football league to a benchwarmer with the Dallas Cowboys, for instance.
  • What's more, he had done this - reducing the role of former stars while adding playing time and instilling confidence in former benchwarmers - while keeping the team cohesive, upbeat, and reading from the same playbook.

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Syllabification: bench·warm·er

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