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a talk, as to an athletic team by its coach, designed to instill enthusiasm, determination, etc.
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noun InformalThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A speech of exhortation, as to a team or staff, meant to instill enthusiasm or bolster morale.