field event

noun

Definition of field event

: an event (such as weight-throwing or jumping) in a track-and-field meet other than a race

Examples of field event in a Sentence

a discus thrower who excelled at all the field events
Recent Examples on the Web Cactus Shadows sophomore Gloriah Hussey was one of the top girls field event standouts in Division II. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2021 If Tupuloa-Fetui’s injury was the most significant on-field development in the division, WSU quarterback Jayden de Laura’s DUI arrest and subsequent suspension was the biggest off-the-field event. oregonlive, 11 May 2021 The boys were up on the runner up Shiloh 67-38 in field event activity then crushed them 166-68 in the running events pile up 223 points in the meet. Arkansas Online, 7 May 2021 The final field event meet record came on the boys side, as Maple Heights sophomore Malachi Collier soared 22-10½ in the long jump. Joe Magill, cleveland, 4 Apr. 2021 Swafford won in September when the event was held a week after the US Open, earning a spot in the Masters this year because Punta Cana was not an opposite-field event. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 His only other victory was at an opposite-field event last summer. Doug Ferguson, SFChronicle.com, 12 July 2020 The Jordahl-Henry twins have been concentrating on their track and field events since fourth grade. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2018 The order’s directive to self-isolate will require that the city Parks Department cancel permits for field events and sports activities. Henry Goldman, Bloomberg.com, 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of field event

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field event was in 1899

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29 May 2021

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“Field event.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20event. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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field event

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field event

: an event in a track meet that is not a race

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