downfield

adverb or adjective down·field \ -ˈfēld \

Definition of downfield

:in or into the part of the field toward which the offensive team is headed

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First Known Use of downfield

1922


DOWNFIELD Defined for English Language Learners

downfield

adverb

Definition of downfield for English Language Learners

  • sports : into or toward the part of the field toward which a team is headed


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