center field

noun
Updated on: 17 Jan 2018

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.

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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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