a person or thing that fills in, as a substitute, replacement, or insertion: The company used a fill-in for workers on vacation.
a brief, informative summary; a rundown.

1915–20; noun use of verb phrase fill in Unabridged
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someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins" [syn: stand-in
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Example sentences
It is appropriate, however, to omit random words in a cover letter and leave a fill-in-the-blank instead.
Below you'll find a list of fill-in-the-blank questions that should help get you started.
Then she gave the subjects a series of cognitive tasks that included fill-in-the-blank exercises.
Fill-in-the-bubble forms are used in tests and in elections, among other settings.
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