the disabled list

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the disabled list

US, sports
: a list of players on a team (such as a baseball team) who are unable to play because of injury or illness
  • The team has had to place several key players on the disabled list.
abbreviation DL

Word by Word Definitions

disabled
  1. : impaired or limited by a physical, mental, cognitive, or developmental condition : affected by disability

  2. : incapacitated by illness or injury

  3. : rendered inoperative (as by being damaged or deliberately altered)

list play
  1. : please, suit

  2. : wish, choose

  1. : inclination, craving

  1. : listen

  2. : to listen to : hear

  1. : a band or strip of material: such as

  2. : listel

  3. : selvage

  1. : to cut away a narrow strip from the edge of

  2. : to prepare or plant (land) in ridges and furrows with a lister

  1. : a deviation from the vertical : tilt

  1. : to tilt to one side

  2. : to cause to list

  1. : a simple series of words or numerals (such as the names of persons or objects)

  2. : an official roster : roll

  3. : catalog, checklist

  1. : to make a list of : enumerate

  2. : to include on a list : register

  3. : to place (oneself) in a specified category


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