American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Sports Relating or belonging to a minor league.
- adj. Of subordinate position or importance: a minor-league politician.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a minor league.
- adj. Of mediocre talent or poor accomplishment; unimportant; -- of people.
“In two minor-league seasons reaching as high as Double-A ball, he has compiled a 4.77 ERA.”
“Andrew Brackman, for instance, is probably known by four groups right now: his family, New York Yankees officials, minor-league baseball superfans and Tout Warriors.”
“He is slated to do the same Friday and, if all goes well, play the field in a minor-league game for the first time this spring Saturday.”
“In 1998, not long after Motuzas's minor-league playing career came to a close, the Diamondbacks hired him as their bullpen catcher.”
“After signing Castillo, whom the Mets had released last week, to a minor-league contract Monday, the Phillies had expected him to arrive at their spring-training complex in Clearwater by 7 a.m.”
“Only after a tryout did they give him a minor-league deal.”
“Markets lurching on the scantiest fragment of news from a Parliamentary committee in a minor-league country.”
“After the mostly minor-league productions of recent months, this movie, which was directed by Bennett Miller, renews your belief in the power of movies.”
“They have made only nine trades with each other, mostly involving marginal or minor-league players.”
“In a swap of minor-league pitchers, Alderson sent Rod Beck to the Giants for Charlie Corbell.”
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