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Definition of redshirt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

redshirt

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈrɛdʃərt//
 
 
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a college sports player who does not play for one year in order to be allowed to play for an extra year later
redshirt verb [transitive, intransitive] redshirt (somebody)
 
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He was redshirted in his freshman season at Florida State. He redshirted this past year.