Definition of close season in English:

close season

Line breaks: close sea¦son
Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊzsiːzn


  • 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 fish
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    • 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 season
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    • 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.

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