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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).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The Cal Baseball Resurrection

  • We began by taking every hitter who had made at least 1,000 major-league plate appearances since 2007—a pool of 252.

    The Most Perfectly Ordinary Hitter

  • You're getting a guy who's a star, a major-league star, and that's a huge addition to anybody's lineup.

    Reporter's Notebook

  • Now, the point here is not that Harper doesn't need the work or doesn't need to improve against major-league breaking stuff.

    For Bryce Harper, no rush to judgment

  • 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.

    Martinez Is a Prodigy No More

  • 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.

    Martinez Is a Prodigy No More

  • Still only 22 years old, he arrived here last week for his fifth major-league spring training.

    Martinez Is a Prodigy No More

  • The Mets ended up taking another pitcher, Philip Humber, who would appear in only five major-league games for them.

    Salvation Was One Pick Away

  • It's difficult enough for a team to draft and develop major-league pitchers, as the Mets have done with Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee.

    Salvation Was One Pick Away

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