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twelfth mannoun [C]

(plural twelfth men) (also 12th man) uk   us   UK
in a cricket team, a reserve (= extra player) used to refer to the football supporters at a game when they are giving good support to their team and have the same value as an extra player
Translations of “twelfth man”
in Chinese (Traditional) (板球運動中的)替補隊員,預備隊員…
in Chinese (Simplified) (板球运动中的)替补队员,预备队员…
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