left field


left field

noun

: 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

Full Definition of LEFT FIELD

1
:  the position of the player defending left field
2
:  the part of the baseball outfield to the left looking out from the plate
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>
left fielder noun

First Known Use of LEFT FIELD

1857

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