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English definition of “close season”

close season

noun [S]   /ˌkləʊzˈsiː.zən/ US  /ˌkloʊz-/ UK (mainly US closed season)
a period of the year in which the hunting of a particular type of animal, for example birds or fish, is not allowed: This is the close season for salmon. → Compare open seasonHunting
(Definition of close season noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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