- 1 (also closed season) British A period in the year when fishing or the killing of particular game is officially forbidden: the close season is an essential period of renewal for fishMore 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.
- 1.1A part of the year when a particular sport is not played: many Crown Green bowlers play indoors in the close seasonMore example sentences
- United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that he is already thinking about significantly strengthening his squad in the close season.
- Yes, because they've been soliciting loads of players during the close season.
- Last season was terrible for us, and the close season even worse, with a key player leaving the club.
More definitions of close seasonDefinition of close season in:
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