non·​league | \ ˌnän-ˈlēg How to pronounce nonleague (audio) \

Definition of nonleague

: 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 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 Games to watch Tuesday, Bishop Feehan at Carver, 4 p.m. — At 7-1-1, Feehan makes a visit to 8-2 Carver in a nonleague battle., 8 Oct. 2019 Revenge was delivered swiftly and effectively by La Cañada Flintridge Prep in nonleague action Friday night at Sage Hill. Andrew Campa, Daily Pilot, 7 Sep. 2019 The visiting Wildcats exploded for a pair of touchdowns in the final 3:16 to shock Eastlake 14-3 in a nonleague defensive battle. Kevin J. Farmer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of nonleague

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonleague.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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