ball field

noun \ ˈbȯl-ˌfēld \
variants: or ballfield
Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of ball field

: 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

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1760

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