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left field


Simple Definition of left field

  • : the part of a baseball outfield that is to the left when you are looking out from home plate; also : the position of the player defending left field

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of left field

  1. 1 :  the position of the player defending left field

  2. 2 :  the part of the baseball outfield to the left looking out from the plate

  3. 3 a :  a state or position far from the mainstream (as of prevailing opinion) <they were really out in left field with that idea> b :  a source of the unexpected or illogical <that question came out of left field>

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