center field

noun

Definition of center field

1 :the position of the player for defending center field
2 :the part of the baseball outfield between right and left field

center fielder

noun

Examples of center field in a Sentence

  1. a fly ball to center field

  2. She used to be a shortstop but now she plays center field.

First Known Use of center field

1835


CENTER FIELD Defined for English Language Learners

center field

noun

Definition of center field for English Language Learners

  • : the part of the baseball outfield between right field and left field; also : the position of the player defending center field


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