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 An inning later, left fielder Michael Brantley laid out for Aaron Hicks' shallow floater and doubled off Aaron Judge at first. CBS News, "Jose Altuve's game-winning home run sends Astros back to World Series," 20 Oct. 2019 Center fielder Jake Marisnick made a diving attempt but came up well short and pounded his fist on his leg. Tim Booth,, "Apopka alum Greinke loses no-hitter with 1 out in 9th but gets victory as Astros blank Mariners," 26 Sep. 2019 And when the catcher throws to third, the left fielder runs in, just in case. Marc Randolph, Quartz, "Netflix co-founder: Luck isn’t about chance—it’s about preparation," 11 Sep. 2019 An out later, senior left fielder Matthew Geraci singled to center to score Holdsworth for a 3-2 lead., "St. Ignatius defeats Hilliard Darby 4-3 in extra innings to reach Div. I baseball title game," 7 June 2019 The 32-year-old left fielder and former National League MVP tore the anterior cruciate ligament and will need to have surgery. Scott Lauber,, "The Phillies rebuilt their core. They’re about to learn if they have enough depth. | Scott Lauber," 5 June 2019 Center fielder Luke Murphy singled to lead off the fifth, and took two bases on a heads-up base running play following a routine groundout. Matt Doherty,, "BC High’s Mike Vasil blanks Walpole in Super 8 opener," 7 June 2018 Outfielder Bailey Zibelin reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on catcher Rylee Hopper’s single that was misplayed by an Oak Ridge outfielder and rolled to the wall. Terrence Thomas, San Antonio Express-News, "Cougarettes romp to title game," 1 June 2018 Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward and Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito also were among the finalists at their respective positions in their respective leagues. Lamond Pope,, "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sanchez win Gold Gloves," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fielder

1832, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2019

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“Fielder.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of fielder

baseball or cricket : 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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