minor league


: a league of professional clubs in a sport other than the recognized major leagues
minor-league adjective

Examples of minor league in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rob Brantly, 34, was signed to a minor league deal in January. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Neither right-hander has any minor league options remaining. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 15 Feb. 2024 Union representation grew to include minor league baseball players in 2022. Chris Isidore, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 Go to a Dash minor league baseball game at Winston Salem’s Truist Stadium. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Since then, Levy has evolved into a hospitality giant with $4.4 billion in annual revenue and venues that run the gamut from minor league ballparks and NASCAR racetracks to NBA arenas and NFL stadiums. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 15 Jan. 2024 Being ranked one of the top minor league ballparks in the country means the bar is set high for vendors of BB&T Ballpark. Alex Cason, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 The 40-year-old who lives in Highland Park, also took part in a few more minor league camps. Stefan Stevenson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 30 Jan. 2024 Meyer, 24, has a 2.77 ERA in 35 minor league appearances, all starts. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minor league was in 1884

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“Minor league.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20league. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

minor league

: a professional sports league (as in baseball) that is not one of the major leagues

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