free agent

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of free agent

: a professional athlete (such as a baseball player) who is free to negotiate a contract with any team

free agency

noun

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First Known Use of free agent

1955


FREE AGENT Defined for English Language Learners

free agent

noun

Definition of free agent for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is able to act freely without being controlled by someone else

  • : a professional athlete (such as a baseball player) who is free to sign a contract to play for any team


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