minor league

noun

Definition of minor league

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

minor–league

adjective

1885

First Known Use of minor league

1885


MINOR LEAGUE Defined for English Language Learners

minor league

noun

Definition of minor league for English Language Learners

  • : a professional baseball league that is not one of the major leagues; also : a league of lesser importance in another sport (such as hockey or football)


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