predraft

adjective

pre·​draft ˌprē-ˈdraft How to pronounce predraft (audio)
-ˈdräft
variants or pre-draft
: done or occurring before drafting someone (as in professional sports or in the military)
The Mets instituted a series of predraft tests to measure prospects' aptitude and ability to make snap decisions.Peter Gammons
a predraft army physical

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predraft was in 1917

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“Predraft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predraft. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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