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closed season Syllabification: closed sea·son

Definition of closed season in English:

noun

chiefly North American
A period between specified dates when fishing or the killing of particular game is officially forbidden.
Example sentences
  • After all, game fishing has a closed season to allow trout and salmon to get on with their reproductive cycle.
  • He predicted the extermination of most western game unless hunters observed closed seasons or bag limits.
  • This form of hunting is the only form of fox control that recognises a closed season.

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