- Sports. of, relating to, or characteristic of the major leagues.
- belonging to or among the best or most important of its kind: a major-league orchestra.
Origin of major-league
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
- either of the two main professional baseball leagues in the U.S.
- a league of corresponding stature in certain other sports, as ice hockey, football, or basketball.
Origin of major league
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for major-league
The team is affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, and exists at the mercy of its major-league benefactor.This Is What Baseball Looks Like in the Lowliest Minor Leagues
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Romney, as a career management consultant, has to show that he can manage a major-league campaign.Romney ‘Victims’ Video Digs Hole for Campaign Damaged by Infighting
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“He was in a league of his own, the first player from Kinheim to become a major-league player,” says Jager.Murder at Home Plate
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And in both countries, U.S. major-league teams have set up an elaborate and formalized recruiting network.Wilson Ramos Kidnapping Highlights Baseball's Dangerous Venezuela Pipeline
November 11, 2011
“For Desiree, this was sort of a step down,” says one major-league Democrat of her duties in the administration.The Power of Empty Nesters
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He would own one major-league team, at least; perhaps three or four.Bunker Bean
Harry Leon Wilson
- US and Canadian a league of highest classification in baseball, football, hockey, etc
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