Meaning of “benchwarmer” in the English Dictionary

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"benchwarmer" in British English

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benchwarmernoun [ C ]

/ˈbentʃ.wɔː.mər/ /ˈbentʃ.wɔːr.mɚ/

informal in sports such as football and baseball, a substitute who rarely plays

(Definition of “benchwarmer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)