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Noun: redshirt  'red,shurt
Usage: US
  1. (collegiate sports) 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
     
  2. In the United States Navy, a person responsible for loading and unloading weapons, artillery, and equipment from aircraft
Verb: redshirt  'red,shurt
  1. (collegiate sports) take an athlete out of official athletic activities for a year

Derived forms: redshirts, redshirting, redshirted

Encyclopedia: Redshirt