pre·​sea·​son | \ ˌprē-ˈsē-zᵊn How to pronounce preseason (audio) , ˈprē-ˌsē-zᵊn \
plural preseasons

Definition of preseason

: a period of time immediately preceding a season tourists who visit during the preseason especially : a training period preceding a sport's regular season in which teams compete in unofficial games The preseason starts in two weeks. performed well in (the) preseason Quarterback John Friesz was lost for the year in the preseason to knee surgery. — Paul Zimmerman Dennis Rodman's mysterious boycott finally ended on Monday when he arrived for practice for the first time since the start of preseason. — Jack McCallum

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preseason adjective
preseason football preseason training the preseason opener/finale preseason rankings/polls the preseason favorite

First Known Use of preseason

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Preseason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of preseason

sports : a period of time before the regular season when players train and people or teams play against each other in unofficial games

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