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: the principal squad representing a university, college, school, or club especially in a sport
: regular sense 1d
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1646, in the meaning defined at sense 2
by shortening from university (with regular late Middle English opening of tautosyllabic er to ar)
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: the main team of a college, school, or club in a particular sport
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: the main team that represents a school or club in contests
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