ball field

\ 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 Other features will include pickleball courts, tennis tables, a basketball court and tee-ball field. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Sep. 2021 Who first shows up to play on Kevin Costner’s gleaming ball field? New York Times, 11 Aug. 2021 Today, the ball field and gas station stand as timeworn reminders of an exotic era gone by. Rob Levin, ajc, 11 July 2021 Last year in the eight-county metro area, there were roughly 75 osprey nests on platforms, 30 on cell towers, 25 on ball field lights and 25 on power lines — and only two in trees, Greene said. Jenny Berg, Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 Four minutes after officers arrived at the park near the Portland Pickles ball field, police reported that shots had been fired at 9:40 a.m. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2021 The average life span of stadium ball field is about 10 years. Carrie Napoleon,, 30 Apr. 2021 The Miracle League of Harford County ball field was in full action last weekend as Miracle League players, with buddy assistance, played softball on the new field off Schucks Road in Churchville. Aegis Staff,, 29 Apr. 2021 Delgado was shot once and collapsed behind a tree near the fence along the outfield of the ball field near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ball field

1760, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Ball field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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