"stager" in the noun sense
1. stage manager, stager
someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
2. veteran, old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stager
an experienced person who has been through many battles someone who has given long service
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