Definition of prequalifying in US English:

prequalifying

adjective

  • Relating to a sporting event used to determine whether competitors are eligible for another competition.

    ‘players who fail at the prequalifying stage’

Pronunciation

prequalifying

/ˌpriˈkwɑləˌfaɪɪŋ//ˌprēˈkwäləˌfīiNG/