closed season

closed season
`closed ,season noun count AMERICAN
the period of the year when it is illegal for people to kill animals or catch fish for pleasure

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • closed season — n especially AmE another form of ↑close season …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • closed season — ☆ closed season n. any of various annual periods during which it is illegal to kill or capture certain game or fish …   English World dictionary

  • Closed season — A closed season is a hunting term used to describe the time of the year during which hunting an animal of a given species is contrary to law. Typically, closed seasons are designed to protect a species when they are most vulnerable or, sometimes …   Wikipedia

  • closed season — a period, usually for a specific part of the year, during which angling or hunting for a given species is legally prohibited: closed season on ducks. * * * ˈclosed season [closed season] noun singular = ↑close season …   Useful english dictionary

  • closed season — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms closed season : singular closed season plural closed seasons American the close season for fishing …   English dictionary

  • closed season — a period, usually for a specific part of the year, during which angling or hunting for a given species is legally prohibited: closed season on ducks. * * * …   Universalium

  • closed season — a fishing ban by season but also by time, area, or species, usually to protect spawners or young, cf. open season …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • closed season — A restriction or absolute prohibition imposed by law upon fishing or hunting during a specified period of the year. 35 Am J2d Fish § 46. The restriction, which is imposed by statute or administrative regulation in the interest of conservation of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • closed season — noun chiefly N. Amer. another term for close season …   English new terms dictionary

  • closed season — noun (C) the American form of close season …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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