reliever

Primary Meanings of reliever

1.
n
someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
2.
n
a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
Full Definitions of reliever
1

n someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Synonyms:
backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, stand-in, substitute
Types:
locum, locum tenens
someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
double, stunt man, stunt woman
a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
alternate, replacement, surrogate
someone who takes the place of another person
Type of:
compeer, equal, match, peer
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

n a pitcher who does not start the game

Synonyms:
fireman, relief pitcher
Types:
closer, finisher
(baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
slammer
a person who closes things violently
Type of:
hurler, pitcher, twirler
(baseball) the person who does the pitching
2

n a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies

“a reliever of anxiety”
Synonyms:
allayer, comforter
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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