Definition of stand-in noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstænd ɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstænd ɪn//
    Film people
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  1. 1a person who does somebody’s job for a short time when they are not available I acted as Tom’s stand-in when he was away. the stand-in captain
  2. 2a person who replaces an actor in some scenes in a film/movie, especially dangerous ones Most of the stunts are performed by stand-ins. See related entries: Film people
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stand-in