backup man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n backup man someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult) "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes","we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
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In literature:

Charles Boykin, a veteran AT&T hardware and digital communications expert, was a local technical backup man for the AT&T 3B2 system.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling

In news:

For the Colts, the overwhelming response was regretting not having a solid backup plan for Peyton Manning.
One man is dead and four teenagers remained hospitalized Wednesday from a mass shooting in Greenfield, where a melee erupted that led to a countywide call for emergency police backup.
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Mark Sanchez said he knows Tim Tebow will find success either as Peyton Manning's backup or with another team.
Eli Manning is a lifelong starter all too familiar with the indignities of being a backup.
The Raiders released starting cornerback Ron Bartell and backup fullback Owen Schmitt on Monday to make room on the 53-man roster.
Who is going to be Manning's backup.
Initial responders called for backup after the man's behavior became unpredictable.
When the Denver Broncos were pursuing Peyton Manning, it seemed like Brady Quinn could be the perfect backup for Manning.
But stardom never quite took hold for Clark, who has bounced to Boston, the Mets and the Yankees the last three seasons as a backup first base man.
Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut Friday as teams whittled their rosters to the 53-man maximum.
The current backups are third-year man Mike Kafka , veteran Trent Edwards and rookie Nick Foles.
What would signing Peyton Manning mean for backups.
Long will now be the top backup along the offensive line and be the rotating sixth man, a role Beard served until Burnette's injury.
Part of the reason he went was the shortage of third base men , and Luhnow hinted that Johnson was seen as a backup plan to Padres third base man Chase Headley, who reportedly was available only at high prices.

In science:

Both the Ross and No. 6 Winze will include small man hoists, approximately 3 ft × 5 ft, to provide 24/7 access to depth. The after-hours use of these small cages would be via card keys: a system could be put in place where the nightwatchperson could serve as backup operator.
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