1. [syn: minor league, minors, bush league]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
minor league \minor league\ n. Sport)
A league of professional sports teams less proficient than a
major leagues. Players in the minor leagues generally are
paid less than those in the major leagues, and their games
attract less atention.
Note: Certain minor league sports teams are often owned by
those owning a major league club, and the minor league
clubs are used to provide practise and opportunity for
evaluation for candidates who wish to play in the major
Syn: minor league.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a league of teams that do not belong to a major league
(especially baseball) [syn: minor league, minors, bush