major league


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

major-leaguer, noun
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major-league

[mey-jer-leeg]
adjective
1.
Sports. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the major leagues.
2.
belonging to or among the best or most important of its kind: a major-league orchestra.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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major league
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a league of highest classification in baseball, football, hockey, etc

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That's one of the rotator cuff muscles, which have ended many a major league
  pitching career.
Major league athletes are rewarded for talent, toughness, and single-minded
  dedication.
Major league team owners, on the other hand, are rewarded for mediocrity.
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