field·​er | \ ˈfēl-dər How to pronounce fielder (audio) \

Definition of fielder

: 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 Lux could end up starting games in left field for longer than anticipated because of his production and the team’s needs after center fielder Cody Bellinger was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his ribs Saturday. Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2021 The Brewers were one out away from a 2-1 victory when Tommy La Stella hit a ninth-inning drive that fell in front of right fielder Avisaíl García at the warning track. Steve Megargee, ajc, 8 Aug. 2021 Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger cut the ball off, preventing it from rolling to the warning track, and forced Schwarber into an abrupt stop., 4 July 2021 Mike Tauchman led off the ninth with a single and tried to advance when center fielder Cody Bellinger bobbled the ball, but was thrown out at second. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 Reyes played all three outfield positions but primarily served as a right fielder. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 15 Dec. 2021 That came on the heels of reeling in the best center fielder on the market (Starling Marte, four years, $78 million) and useful multi-positional fellows in Mark Canha (two years, $26.5 million) and Eduardo Escobar (two years, $20 million). Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2021 Harper, a right fielder, received 17 of 30 first-place votes, ahead of Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals, who had six, and Fernando Tatis of the San Diego Padres, who had two. New York Times, 18 Nov. 2021 Adam Frazier could be the club’s left fielder next year, with Trent Grisham in center and Wil Myers in right. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of fielder

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Fielder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of fielder

: a player who is in the field while the opposing team is batting


field·​er | \ ˈfēl-dər How to pronounce fielder (audio) \

Kids Definition of fielder

: a baseball player other than the pitcher or catcher on the team that is not at bat

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