broken-field

adjective bro·ken-field \ -ˌfēld \

Definition of broken-field

:characterized by or making quick changes in direction to avoid widely scattered tacklers
  • a halfback known for broken-field running
  • a broken-field runner

First Known Use of broken-field

1903


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