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first-string

[furst-string] /ˈfɜrstˈstrɪŋ/
adjective
1.
composed of regular members, participants, etc. (distinguished from substitute):
the first-string team.
2.
foremost; main:
the first-string critics.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
first-stringer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for first string

first string

noun
1.
the top player of a team in an individual sport, such as squash
adjective
2.
being a regular member of a team rather than a substitute or reserve
3.
being the top player of a team in an individual sport
4.
of high rating; first-class
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