- [noun] 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"
Synonyms: stand-in, substitute, relief, backup, backup man, fill-in
- [noun] a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
Synonyms: allayer, comforter
- [noun] a pitcher who does not start the game
Synonyms: relief pitcher, fireman