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English Dictionary: reliever by the DICT Development Group
2 results for reliever
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in
  2. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
    Synonym(s): reliever, allayer, comforter
  3. a pitcher who does not start the game
    Synonym(s): reliever, relief pitcher, fireman
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Reliever \Re*liev"er\ (-?r), n.
      One who, or that which, relieves.
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