preseason

noun pre·sea·son \ ˌprē-ˈsē-zᵊn , ˈprē-ˌsē-zᵊn \

Definition of preseason

plural preseasons
: 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

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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