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A clause formerly included in the contract of a professional athlete that allowed the automatic extension of the contract for a year beyond its expiration, thus binding the player to the organization until release, retirement, or a trade.
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a clause in the contract of a professional athlete that binds the player to a team for a season beyond the expiration of the contract unless a new contract has been made or the player has been sent to another team.
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|Noun||1.||reserve clause - a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration; "the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"|
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
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