redshirt

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redshirt /ˈrɛdˌʃɚt/ noun
plural redshirts
redshirt
/ˈrɛdˌʃɚt/
noun
plural redshirts
Learner's definition of REDSHIRT
[count] US, sports
: a college athlete who practices with a team but does not play any official games
◊ Since college athletes are only officially allowed to play for four years, being a redshirt for a year makes it possible for an athlete to attend the school for five years and play for four of those years.

— redshirt

verb redshirts; redshirted; redshirting
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