Sports. the squad of players available either individually or as a team to replace or relieve those who start a game.
a secondary position, status, or group, as in a level of corporate management.
(mainly Brit) an alternative course of action, etc, intended to come into use should the first fail (esp in the phrase a second string to one’s bow)
a substitute or reserve player or team
adjective (mainly US & Canadian)
being a substitute player
being the second-ranked player of a team in an individual sport
second-rate or inferior
- Second-system effect
(Sometimes, more euphoniously, “second-system syndrome”) When one is designing the successor to a relatively small, elegant, and successful system, there is a tendency to become grandiose in one’s success and design an elephantine feature-laden monstrosity. The term was first used by Fred Brooks in his classic “The Mythical Man-Month. It described the jump from a […]
or second-thought noun 1. Often, second thoughts. reservation about a previous action, position, decision, judgment, or the like: He had second thoughts about his decision. Idioms 2. on second thought, after reconsideration: On second thought, I don’t think I’ll go. second thought noun 1. (usually pl) a revised opinion or idea on a matter already […]
- Second tooth
second tooth n. See permanent tooth.
noun, Movies. 1. an additional crew on a film production, usually used at a second location for filming crowd scenes, exteriors, and other shots that do not require the principal actors.