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second division

noun, Sports.
1.
the half of a league comprising the teams having the poorest records at a particular time.
Origin of second division
1895-1905
1895-1905
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  • You needn't be so stuffy, dad, because her father's only a second-division clerk at the Treasury.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett

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