minor league

noun

Definition of minor league

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

Other Words from minor league

minor-league \ ˈmī-​nər-​ˈlēg How to pronounce minor league (audio) \ adjective

Examples of minor league in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As ownership mandated payroll cuts, the Reds only signed one minor league free agent before the start of the 2021 season, left-hander Sean Doolittle. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 3 Aug. 2022 The additions of Robert Gasser and Esteury Ruiz deepen their minor league pitching and offensive arsenals, respectively. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Some of his charges who saw NHL action this season included Jack Ahcan, Jesper Froden, Marc McLaughlin, Studnicka, and Steen ... Age 46 … Former minor league right wing won the ECHL’s Kelly Cup with Atlantic City in 2003. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 Harvey, 33, pitched last season for the Orioles and re-signed with the team in April as a minor league free agent. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 Signed as a minor league free agent early in camp, Owings has played all three infield spots and started in center field Tuesday. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 5 Apr. 2022 Connecticut’s minor league professional teams has varying degrees of success, but the chance to return to watch was a welcome sign of normality. Dom Amore, courant.com, 29 Dec. 2021 Max Muncy and Justin Turner were signed as minor league free agents. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2021 Outfielder Oscar Gonzalez, meanwhile, can be a minor league free agent after the World Series. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of minor league

1885, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2022

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“Minor league.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20league. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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