Definition of opposite number in English:

opposite number

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(one's opposite number)
A person whose position in another group, organization, or country is equivalent to that held by someone already mentioned: the agriculture minister and his Labour opposite number
More example sentences
  • Main's opposite number Craig Gordon had already fumbled the ball.
  • In doing so he got away from his opposite number and was almost always in a good position to receive a pass.
  • Nate Hybl could not match the accuracy of his opposite number.

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