expansion team

noun Sports.

a new team in a league, composed largely of players from established league teams and formed when the league expands its membership.

Nearby words

  1. expansion bolt,
  2. expansion card,
  3. expansion chamber,
  4. expansion joint,
  5. expansion slot,
  6. expansion wave,
  7. expansionary,
  8. expansionism,
  9. expansionist,
  10. expansive

Origin of expansion team

First recorded in 1965–70

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