- n.Salary cap economics; The economic and financial practices a team must follow to keep their players' total salaries below the league's salary cap.Example Citation:"In the NFL's era of 'caponomics,' where salaries have to fit under a salary cap, the Lions got a younger player whose contract averages $ 600,000 a year less — $ 2.1 million for Pyne vs. $ 2.7 million for Glover."— Mike O'Hara, "Lions Notebook: Glover calls move business decision," The Detroit News, February 22, 1998Notes:A Word Spy salute goes to subscriber Keith Gillespie for suggesting today's word.Related Words: Categories:
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