preseason


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pre·sea·son

 (prē′sē′zən) Sports
n.
The period immediately before the start of a new season, in which athletes undergo intensive training and participate in exhibition games.
adv. & adj.
In, of, or relating to the preseason.

preseason

(ˈpriːˌsiːzən)
n
(General Sporting Terms)
a. the period immediately before the official season for a particular sport begins
b. (as modifier): a series of preseason friendly matches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preseason - a period prior to the beginning of the regular season which is devoted to training and preparation
season - a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field; "he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company"; "she always looked forward to the avocado season"
spring training - preseason training during the spring
Translations

preseason

adj (Sport) match, trainingvor der Saison; (in tourism) → Vorsaison-; preseason ratesVorsaisonpreise pl
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