third string

third string

The substitute players who are second in line to replace the starters (or "first string") as a game goes on. A player on the third string is considered the third best player in that position. My brother seems pretty happy with being the team's third string quarterback, even though he knows he won't get to play unless the two guys ahead of him get injured.
See also: string, third
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The manual continues with illustrated examples of notes on the E or first string, notes on the B or second string, notes on the G or third string, notes on the D or fourth string, notes on the A or fifth string and notes on the lower E or sixth string.
Third string guard Anjo Caram, who was able to play 31 minutes, made a triple with 2:03 left that opened up an 84-72 lead to essentially put the game away for Meralco.
Two of three mixed needed therefore to gain a hard-earned point but only one win was forthcoming, Moore and Brewis taking the third string match 21-13 in the third having shared two long close sets.
The second team came away with an excellent 23-5 win over perennial rivals Birkenhead Park, but the third string side continue to struggle for a first winin division five, with an 82-0 thumping at Eagle.
While Godolphin's Debussy and Prince Siegfried floundered on the remarkably testing ground, Hunter's Light (10-1) positively thrived despite his standing as clear third string on the betting.
ROBIN HOOD BALLYDOYLE third string in a Curragh maiden, caught the eye making late progress to finish less than nine lengths fourth behind stable-companions Roderic O'Connor (second string) and Master Of Hounds (favourite).
Tricky Trickster is Paul Nicholls' third string behind Kauto Star and Denman but Thomas is confident he can give a good account after taking advantage of the latter fluffing his lines in the Aon.
SOLIHULL and Shirley's John Hudson hit top form for Warwickshire's third string when helping them to a convincing 11-4 success over Cambridgeshire in the latest round of Inter County matches.
Kauto Star and Denman are hogging the Gold Cup headlines, but Paul Nicholls has a useful third string in Neptune Collonges who won well at Wincanton.
At third string, David Evans lost in five sets against Tim Vail.
Warwickshire's third string recorded an emphatic 13-2 victory over Northamptonshire 2nds at St Augustine's Sports Centre in Coventry in their final match of a title-winning season.
To tune the third string to the second string, fret the third string at the fourth fret, and make it sound like the second string played open.
For the section titled "Statics," where a sassy girl taunts five teenaged boys, Pazcoguin says, "I was third string understudy.
The only minor short-coming of this section is that two of the works discussed at length, Britten's Third String Quartet and Barber's Piano Sonata, are not included on the CD because of space limitations.
The export market from Brazil continues very strong northbound, says Larkin, and Hamburg Sud has added a third string of three vessels to its East Coast Inter-American operations to meet the demand.