from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sports Of or relating to a major league: major-league baseball.
- adj. Informal Prominent or important: a major-league ballet company; a major-league decision.
- adj. Informal Impressive, as in extent or quantity: "a destination for major-league wooing” ( Bryan Miller).
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- adj. Of or belonging to the professional level of a sport, particularly baseball in the United States.
- adj. By extension, high-level, significant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a major league.
- adj. Among the best or most important of its class.
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After that, you've got a public pantsing of a so-called major-league team, which requires some quality pantsing when you're talking about a team that takes a month to fire a general manager.
These include voluntarily limiting scholarships, selling naming rights to the diamond, offering electronic game-day programs for smartphones and even squaring off against major-league teams.
We began by taking every hitter who had made at least 1,000 major-league plate appearances since 2007—a pool of 252.
You're getting a guy who's a star, a major-league star, and that's a huge addition to anybody's lineup.
Now, the point here is not that Harper doesn't need the work or doesn't need to improve against major-league breaking stuff.
He made his major-league debut in May 2009, at age 20, but hit just .176 in 29 games before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
And with Carlos Beltran in the final year of his contract, the Mets will have an outfield opening at the major-league level in 2012.
Still only 22 years old, he arrived here last week for his fifth major-league spring training.
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