transfer window

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transfer window (plural transfer windows)

  1. (soccer) A period of time during the year in which soccer players may be bought or sold between professional clubs.
    • 2011 September 2, Phil McNulty, “Bulgaria 0-3 England”, in BBC[1]:
      Gary Cahill, a target for Arsenal and Tottenham before the transfer window closed, put England ahead early on and Rooney was on target twice before the interval as the early hostility of the Bulgarian supporters was swiftly subdued.