Stand-in meaning

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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.

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A person of similar size and shape to an actor that "stands-in" for the actor during the lengthy process of setting up a shot, who, unlike a double, does not appear in the film.

They used a stand-in to set up the lighting so that the actor did not have to be there during the lengthy process.

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One who substitutes for an actor while the lights and camera are adjusted or during hazardous action.
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A substitute.
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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.
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Any substitute for another.
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Origin of stand-in

  • to stand in
    From Wiktionary