Definition of expansion team in English:

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expansion team

Entry from US English dictionary


A new team added to an established professional sport league.
Example sentences
  • While the Bobcats benefit by being a sole expansion team entering the league and have drawn a choice divisional assignment, success in their first season could be hard to come by.
  • Even the New York Islanders, the most successful expansion team in pro sports with four championships in its first dozen years, hasn't come out on top in 20 years.
  • No expansion team in sports history won a championship faster than the 1970-71 Bucks, who won the title in just their third season.
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