Meaning of minor league

mi'nor league'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any association of professional sports teams other than the major leagues, esp. when the member teams are associated with or controlled by major-league teams, which use them as training and proving teams for promising players.


Pronunciation: (mī'nur-lēg'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a minor league.
  2. of little import or consequence: a painter with a minor-league talent.
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