free agent

noun

Definition of free agent

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

free agency

noun

1955

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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