nonleague

adjective

non·​league ˌnän-ˈlēg How to pronounce nonleague (audio)
: not within a league or belonging to the same league
scheduled two games against nonleague opponents
nonleague scrimmages

Examples of nonleague in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a nonleague matchup now that L-S is playing an independent schedule. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Mar. 2023 Millis 9, Ayer Shirley 5 — Frankie Pizzarella notched three RBIs, Lindsey Grattan recorded a trio of hits, and Riley Caulfield struck out 14 in seven innings of work in a nonleague triumph for the Mohawks (2-0). BostonGlobe.com, 3 Apr. 2023 Then there are two Big Ten games at home against Northwestern and at Penn State to open December followed by three more nonleague games before the teeth of Big Ten play begins in January. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 26 Sep. 2022 Our only losses were nonleague matches to powerful and well coached Marist -- both times 7-1. oregonlive, 14 May 2021 Butler is finalizing one more nonleague game for the Dec. 5-6 weekend. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Nov. 2020 The Mustangs defeated Estancia three times this season, twice in league play and once in nonleague action. Daily Pilot, 14 Oct. 2019 Central Catholic’s win sets it up for a nonleague battle Tuesday at home vs. Garfield Heights. Matt Goul, cleveland, 10 Jan. 2020 Person’s pass deflection sealed the 28-21 nonleague home victory for Narbonne over previously unbeaten Serra and capped a strong team defensive effort. Devin Ugland, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonleague was in 1877

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“Nonleague.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonleague. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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