- The definition of a stand in is someone who fills in for another person, often temporarily.
An example of a stand-in is an understudy who goes on for the star when the star loses her voice.
stand-in definition by Webster's New World
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- a person who serves as a substitute for a film or television actor or actress as while lights and cameras are being adjusted
- any substitute for another
stand-in definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One who substitutes for an actor while the lights and camera are adjusted or during hazardous action.
- A substitute.