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water carrier



  1. (informal) a football player who is regarded as hard-working and competent but is not a star player

Water Carrier or Water Bearer


Example Sentences Including 'water carrier'

A specialist water carrier was brought in to drench the carriageway.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The water pitchers -- `cathedrals made of crystal which it would take a water carrier to lift' -- were simply too heavy to pick up.
Katie Hickman COURTESANS (2003)


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