ball field

noun
\ ˈbȯl-ˌfēld How to pronounce ball field (audio) \
variants: or ballfield

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

Examples of ball field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that part of their Magnolia Market at the Silo's expansion included a Wiffle ball field, fans have been wondering, well, why. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Magnolia Is Building a Wiffle Ball Field As Part of the Silos Grounds Expansion—Here's Why," 27 July 2020 A year earlier, Robinson arrived in Sanford with minor league team the Montreal Royals for a spring training game at a ball field where Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium now stands — less than a mile south from the city park. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Sanford park no longer honors chief who booted Jackie Robinson from game because of race," 11 Aug. 2020 Even though the Astros are back on the ball field, the fans who love them are watching remotely. Houston Chronicle, "HomeAid partners with Astros for Project Playhouse," 8 Aug. 2020 Magnolia's Wiffle ball field is set to open this fall. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Magnolia Is Building a Wiffle Ball Field As Part of the Silos Grounds Expansion—Here's Why," 27 July 2020 Starting May 22, ball field reservations will be accepted for rental dates on or after June 15. Dallas News, "Allen opens select Parks and Recreation facilities in phased approach," 19 May 2020 Golf course becomes ball field On what used to be the 12th fairway of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course (which closed in 2018), a game breaks out on any given night. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "How Bay Area residents are getting their social-distance sports fix," 2 May 2020 Fischer's order includes ball fields used for sports including soccer, football and baseball in the city's parks. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville parks' playgrounds, ball fields and basketball courts closed due to coronavirus," 24 Mar. 2020 If all goes according to plan and winter is not too harsh, the ball fields in Phase 1 should be open by late spring, and the entire project completed by 2023. Helene Stapinski, New York Times, "How to Get Rid of 9,000 Tons of Toxic Topsoil," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ball field

1760, in the meaning defined above

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6 Sep 2020

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“Ball field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball%20field. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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