stand-in

stand-in

[stand-in]
noun
1.
a substitute for a motion-picture star during the preparation of lighting, cameras, etc., or in dangerous scenes.
2.
any substitute.

Origin:
1930–35; noun use of verb phrase stand in

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stand-in

noun
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" 
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