spring training


noun

a program of physical exercise, practice, and exhibition games followed by a baseball team in the late winter and early spring, before the start of the regular season.
the period during which such a program takes place, usually from the beginning of March until the middle of April.

Nearby words

  1. spring onion,
  2. spring peeper,
  3. spring roll,
  4. spring snow,
  5. spring tide,
  6. spring valley,
  7. spring vetch,
  8. spring-clean,
  9. spring-cleaning,
  10. spring-loaded

Origin of spring training

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

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