from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of or pertaining to the fourth and final year in a U. S. high school or college.

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  • adjective used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college


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  • Granted, Texas A&M does appear to be on an upswing under fourth-year coach Mike Sherman: The Aggies went 9-4 last season and are ranked ninth in the preseason coaches' poll.

    College Football Gets Its Act Together

  • But he's a fourth-year veteran returning to a position he manned all last year.

    Coughlin, Giants Adjusting to Life Without Two-a-Days

  • SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: Penn State boasted the Big Ten's top offense for the last two seasons under Daryll Clark, who was a fourth-year junior by the time he won the starting job.

    Penn State - Team Notes

  • Cal Sport Media/Zuma Press Texas A&M, pictured during a game last season against Oklahoma, appears to be on an upswing under fourth-year coach Mike Sherman.

    College Football Gets Its Act Together

  • "I've been begging them for four years!" the Giants 'fourth-year cornerback said.

    Premature Parade

  • Aaron Ross for now moves into Thomas's spot—and the fellow fourth-year pro was having a strong game early Monday night.

    Giants Win But Lose a Starting Cornerback

  • The fourth-year quarterback led the Giants to wins in three of their next five regular season games, then went on to one of the most surprising Super Bowl title runs in NFL history.

    The Case of the Vanishing Sandwich

  • All of the Nittany Lions have remaining eligibility, but head coach Ed DeChellis said that there is a possibility at least one of the fourth-year juniors, who will graduate this year, won't be back.

    Penn State - Team Notes

  • "I have so much respect for what he and his former players achieved and I hope he knows that," said Tom Crean, the fourth-year Indiana head coach, said in a statement.

    Indiana's Back, but Bob-Less

  • Other keys are whether end Aaron Schobel can return to Pro Bowl form after missing 11 games with a foot injury and if fourth-year tackle John McCargo will ever play up to his first-round status.

    Will Terrell Owens' style play well in Buffalo's small market?


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