Meaning of “twelfth man” in the English Dictionary

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"twelfth man" in British English

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twelfth mannoun [ C ]

plural twelfth men also 12th man uk /ˌtwelfθ ˈmæn/ us /ˌtwelfθ ˈmæn/ UK

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