Definition of disabled list in US English:

disabled list

(also DL)


  • (in sports) a list of players who are not available for play, owing to injury.

    • ‘The trouble is, Brown can't seem to stay away from the disabled list.’
    • ‘Each spent significant time on the disabled list last season.’
    • ‘Byrd faces the possibility of starting the season on the disabled list.’
    • ‘In his first three seasons with the Red Sox, he made seven trips to the disabled list.’
    • ‘Players on the disabled list still work.’