Definition of number two in English:

number two

Line breaks: num¦ber two

noun

informal
1A second in command: he is currently number two at the Department of Employment
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  • Yves Colleu will be my right-hand man, my number two.
  • World number two and second seed Beachill faces Pakistan's Mansoor Zaman in round one, while Willstrop takes on a qualifier when the action gets underway on August 11.
  • Now, Secretary Richardson did send his number two, his deputy, to speak to Congress.
1.1A person or thing ranked second in ability or size.
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  • He was once ranked number two in England and was Southern Area Champion in the late 1970s.
  • Everyone is healthy, I can finally play, and most importantly, we're undefeated - ranked as number two in the nation even.
  • Maryland was ranked number two in micro research (tied with Michigan).
2Used euphemistically to refer to faeces.

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