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reliever

[ri-lee-ver] /rɪˈli vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that relieves.
2.
Baseball. relief pitcher.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; see relieve, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for reliever

reliever

/rɪˈliːvə/
noun
1.
(baseball) another name for relief pitcher
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Word Origin and History for reliever
n.

late 15c., agent noun from relieve. Baseball sense ("relief pitcher") is attested by 1945.

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