major-league

[ mey-jer-leeg ]
/ ˈmeɪ dʒərˈlig /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. major term,
  2. major tranquilizer,
  3. major triad,
  4. major, john,
  5. major-domo,
  6. major-leaguer,
  7. majorca,
  8. majorette,
  9. majoritarian,
  10. majoritarianism

Origin of major-league

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

major league

noun

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

Related formsma·jor-lea·guer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for major-league

major league

noun

US and Canadian a league of highest classification in baseball, football, hockey, etc
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