second division

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noun Sports.

the half of a league comprising the teams having the poorest records at a particular time.

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  8. second fiddle,
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Origin of second division

First recorded in 1895–1905

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Examples from the Web for second division

  • You needn't be so stuffy, dad, because her father's only a second-division clerk at the Treasury.

    Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett