ball field


variants or ballfield
: a field for playing a sport using a ball
especially : a baseball field
The 14-year-old Astroturf surface at Dean Field in Bloomfield, one of the city's most popular ball fields, will be replaced with real grass next year. Jon Schmitz
In Minneapolis, they tore down Met Stadium for a polyester ballfield with a roof over it, a ghostly greenish plastic baseball mall, and all those lovely summer nights were lost. Garrison Keillor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The ball field was dark; zoo staff were waiting outside the perimeter with nets. Naaman Zhou, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2023 GPD Group will work on several district projects, including the replacement of ball field turf and the renovation of bus garages. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 23 Jan. 2023 And when geese lay eggs in close proximity to people—say, near a picnic area at a ball field—conflicts can happen more regularly. Alex Hazlett, SELF, 24 Oct. 2022 Lerner said the donation was specifically intended to help renovate the ball field already named for Reckling. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 31 Aug. 2022 LeJeune said the complex’s T-ball field is the only one with recreational turf. al, 28 July 2022 The park has two baseball fields, a basketball court, a tee-ball field and an artificial turf for baseball and soccer. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 19 July 2022 Just up the hill, Pete and his friends had carved out a makeshift ball field. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 26 June 2022 Davis starred in the film as the iconic Dottie Hinson — tall and beautiful, but also wickedly skilled on the ball field. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ball field was in 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Ball field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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