fielder

noun

field·​er ˈfēl-dər How to pronounce fielder (audio)
: one that fields
especially : a defensive player stationed in the field (as in baseball)

Examples of fielder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kimbrel allowed a rare single with two outs in the ninth, but center fielder Cedric Mullins camped under the final out. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 7 July 2024 Hobbs' curmudgeonly manager, Pop Fisher (the immortal Wilford Brimley), begrudgingly lets the new right fielder swing his magic bat to supernatural success. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 4 July 2024 Since May 29, the 6-3 right fielder has hit .280, accumulating seven home runs, eight doubles and 15 RBI. Kaushik Sampath, Miami Herald, 4 July 2024 In the last week, the Mets have lost right fielder Starling Marte and right-handed reliever Drew Smith to injuries, and closer Edwin Diaz to suspension. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for fielder 

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fielder was in 1832

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“Fielder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fielder. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

fielder

noun
field·​er ˈfēl-dər How to pronounce fielder (audio)
: one that fields
especially : a baseball player stationed in the outfield while the opposing team is at bat

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