redshirt
noun Etymology: from the red jersey commonly worn by such a player in practice scrimmages against the regulars Date: 1955 a college athlete who is kept out of varsity competition for a year in order to extend eligibility • redshirt verb

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  • redshirt — (v.) to withdraw (a player) from the varsity team to add a year to his or her eligibility, 1955, in reference to the red shirts worn by athletes on the scrimmage squad …   Etymology dictionary

  • redshirt — ☆ redshirt [red′shʉrt΄ ] vt. [from the traditional red shirts worn by the scrimmage team, with whom such players may continue to practice] Slang to withdraw (a player) from a varsity team for a year so that the player will be eligible for… …   English World dictionary

  • redshirt — 1. (Redshirt) (4693↑, 1614↓) Expendable characters. Usually say one line or less before being killed in a plot convenient manner. Most often seen in classic 60 s Trek. Oh no, that Redshirt just fell down the bottomless pit. Damn, find me another… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Redshirt — Als Redshirts (englisch, zu deutsch etwa Rothemden) werden, in Anlehnung an die US amerikanische Science Fiction Serie Star Trek, Figuren bezeichnet, die kurz nach ihrem Auftritt sterben.[1][2] Der Begriff wurde von Star Trek Fans gebildet.[3] In …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Redshirt — Red shirt or Redshirt may refer to:Fiction* Redshirt (character), a stock cannon fodder character in fiction, particularly in Star Trek: The Original Series . * Redshirts (film) ( Camicie rosse ), a 1952 film directed by Francesco Rosi.Groups and …   Wikipedia

  • redshirt — 1. noun /ɹɛd.ʃɜː(ɹ)t a) an athlete who spends a year not participating in official athletic activities, but does not lose his or her eligibility to participate in following years Sensing danger, Captain Kirk decided to beam down to the surface… …   Wiktionary

  • redshirt — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a member of an organization having a red shirt as a distinctive part of its dress or uniform; especially : a member of the revolutionary forces of Guiseppe Garibaldi II. noun Etymology: so called from the red jersey commonly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • redshirt — /red sherrt /, n. 1. a high school or college athlete kept out of varsity competition for one year to develop skills and extend eligibility. v.t. 2. to withdraw (an athlete) from varsity competition. [1950 55, Amer.; from the red shirts worn in… …   Universalium

  • redshirt — n. sports team college athlete who is kept out competitions for one year in order to improve his/her skills and add a year to the period of his/her eligibility v. keep a sports team college athlete out of competitions for one year in order to… …   English contemporary dictionary

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