Redshirt , in United States college athletics , is a delay or suspension of an athlete's participation to lengthen their period of eligibility. Typically, a student's athletic eligibility in a given sport is four seasons, aligning with the four years of academic classes typically required to earn a bachelor's degree at an American college or university. However, in a redshirt year , student athletes may attend classes at the college or university, practice with an athletic team, and "suit up" wear a team uniform for play — but they may compete in only a limited number of games, see " Use of status " section. Using this mechanism, a student athlete has at most five academic years to use the four years of eligibility, thus becoming what is termed a fifth-year senior. According to Merriam-Webster and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged , the term redshirt comes from the red jersey commonly worn by such a player in practice scrimmages against the regulars. The origin of the term redshirt was likely from Warren Alfson of the University of Nebraska who, in , asked to practice but not play and wore a Nebraska red shirt without a number. The term is used as a verb , noun , and adjective. For example, a coach may choose to redshirt a player who is then referred to as a redshirt, and a redshirt freshman refers to an athlete in the first year of participation, after a redshirt non-participatory year. Student athletes become redshirts for many reasons. One example is that the student athlete may not be ready to balance the demands of both academic and athletic requirements.
In the era regularly depicted in Star Trek: The Original Series , red uniforms were worn by members of the operations division. The duties they normally performed were in security , engineering , or other Support Services such as communications officers , administrators and yeomen aboard starships and starbases. Of these, the security personnel were quite expendable, because the Security And Tactical Division was an inherently high-risk assignment. The Nomad probe, after its merger with the Tan Ru probe, also "killed" Mr. Scott, but was kind enough to restore him at Kirk's request. In " Obsession ", the dikironium cloud creature kills three security guards that are shown, all in red shirts, including Ensign Rizzo. One redshirt, however, is lucky enough to be transported to the Enterprise in critical condition. The creature also kills one crewman aboard the ship, but the precise color of his shirt is never shown. One of the vampire cloud's victims does not quite count — Mr. Leslie would have been a fourth redshirt killed in the outing, but a mention of him surviving was cut from the episode's final edit.
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Top definition. Taken from the propensity of security officers on the original Star Trek series who typically wore red uniform tops to be killed in the epsiodes' pre-opening-credits teasers. Methinks Lt. Jones is doomed to be just another red shirt. Aug 11 Word of the Day. Wet Ass Pussy. You can tell by the way she walks, she got that WAP. You can look at her face and tell she ain't got that WAP. The person most likely to die first in any TV show, or film, regardless of what colour sweater they're wearing. Taken from Star Trek the Original Series, where the security guards wore red, one always 'beamed down' from the spaceship to planets on exploratory missions and always died first.
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