minicamp

noun
mini·​camp | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌkamp How to pronounce minicamp (audio) \

Definition of minicamp

: a special abbreviated training camp for football players held usually in the spring or early summer

Examples of minicamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Slay, who did not take part in the first practice of Lions minicamp Thursday after he was placed on the non-football injury list, spent six minutes talking with reporters about his contact situation, future and goals for this fall. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Darius Slay: 'Everyone in the world knows' I'm underpaid," 25 July 2019 The rehabilitation and recovery from that procedure kept Miller off the field for most of organized team activities and then minicamp in June. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Sunday storylines: Anthony Miller’s restlessness, Eddy Pineiro’s range and the takeaway task for the Bears defense," 12 Sep. 2019 But through minicamp and OTAs and training camp, Keenum was the first quarterback with the first-team offense. Les Carpenter, The Denver Post, "Case Keenum is an unwanted QB who keeps winning jobs. He “wouldn’t have it any other way.”," 5 Sep. 2019 This was after the Browns were raving about Callaway during OTAs and minicamp. Scott Patsko, cleveland.com, "19 Browns questions in need of answers as the 2019 season begins," 5 Sep. 2019 Smith, a four-time first-team All-Pioneer Football League selection, who set a Dayton record for punting average (45.4 yards) as a senior in 2018, attended rookie minicamp with the Ravens in the spring. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens sign punter Sean Smith, two days after trading Kaare Vedvik," 13 Aug. 2019 Teller told the Buffalo News as the Bills wrapped up mandatory minicamp in June. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Browns trade for Wyatt Teller, Bills guard, give up 5th- and 6th-rounders in 2020," 29 Aug. 2019 Indianapolis continues to be cautious with the calf strain that Luck suffered during summer workouts and forced him to miss organized team activities and the team’s mandatory minicamp. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Andrew Luck sits out most of Colts' first training-camp practice," 25 July 2019 Pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, disgruntled about a lack of a contract extension, subjected himself to more than $88,000 in fines by skipping mandatory minicamp this past week. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, "NFL teams take care of last-minute business prior to vacation," 15 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'minicamp.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of minicamp

1977, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about minicamp

Dictionary Entries near minicamp

minibus

minicab

minicam

minicamp

minicar

minicomputer

Miniconjou

Statistics for minicamp

Last Updated

11 Oct 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for minicamp

The first known use of minicamp was in 1977

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on minicamp

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with minicamp

Comments on minicamp

What made you want to look up minicamp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

involving a confidence or trust

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Word Puzzles

  • alt 57589b2b4c6a3
  • Which answer pairs best with each of the following words? living, estate, club, music, road, mile
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!