injured reserve

[ in-jerd ri-zurv ]

nounFootball, Ice Hockey.
  1. the list to which a player’s name is formally added for a designated number of days when the player is injured or ill, during which time the team can replace the player on its roster. Abbreviation: IR: Compare injured list.

Origin of injured reserve

First recorded in 1920–25 for officers in the armed forces; cf. injured list
  • Also called in·jured re·serve list [in-jerd ri-zurv-list] /ˈɪn dʒərd rɪˈzɜrv ˌlɪst/ .

Words Nearby injured reserve Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024