every other

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every other

  1. All except for some previously mentioned set.
    Two of the bolts were loose, but every other bolt I checked was fine.
  2. Every second; each alternate; the second of each pair in turn (perhaps used because "every second" could also refer to "second" as a unit of time or be interpreted as meaning "only the second").
    Every other person in the line wore a pink bowtie.
    Although I work from home, I visit the office for a meeting every other day.