broken-field

adjective
bro·​ken-field | \ ˈbrō-kən-ˌfēld How to pronounce broken-field (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Broken-field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broken-field. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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