infield

noun
in·​field | \ ˈin-ˌfēld How to pronounce infield (audio) \

Definition of infield

1 : a field near a farmhouse
2a : the area of a baseball field enclosed by the three bases and home plate
b : the defensive positions comprising first base, second base, shortstop, and third base also : the players who play these positions
3 : the area enclosed by a racetrack or running track

Examples of infield in a Sentence

He threw the ball across the infield. The team has one of the best infields in the league.

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Hamels walked Victor Martinez and Jeimer Candelario to load the bases before Jose Iglesias drove in a run with an infield single that deflected off Hamels' glove. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Quick work: Tigers knock Cole Hamels out in 1st inning," 7 July 2018 Robbie Thorburn reached base with a one-out, infield single. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "Aberdeen beats Brooklyn again, 2-1," 6 July 2018 Bailey Falkenstein then hit a slow dribbler between first and second and easily reached on the infield single. Kenzie Winstead, The Courier-Journal, "Jeffersonville defeats Franklin Central in the Class 4A regional," 2 June 2018 In the bottom of the second, left fielder Tyler Dalton plated a run with an infield single off Walpole starter Ryan Murphy. Chris Bokum, BostonGlobe.com, "Mansfield puts wraps on regular season with 14th straight win," 26 May 2018 Autumn Storms came in and surrendered an infield single to Shea and nearly got out of two-on, no-out jam until Kendall Veach hit a two-run single to left to give Auburn a 4-2 lead. James Crepea, AL.com, "No. 11 Auburn softball rallies for 4-2 win, takes series from No. 16 Arkansas," 22 Apr. 2018 King, citing the need to increase revenue, applied for a permit to operate a golf driving range on the infield of the track. Steven Goode, Courant Community, "Windsor Farm Relaunches Water Therapy Program To Rehab Horses," 14 Apr. 2018 New York added DJ LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki to shore up its infield, moves Gregorius thinks improved the roster. Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Gregorius not estimating on return from elbow surgery," 5 Feb. 2019 Hamlin spins his car cross the infield grass in front of the fans. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of infield

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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infield

noun

English Language Learners Definition of infield

: the part of a baseball field that includes the area within and around the three bases and home plate
: the part of a cricket field that is close to the wickets
: the players who are positioned in the infield

infield

noun
in·​field | \ ˈin-ˌfēld How to pronounce infield (audio) \

Kids Definition of infield

1 : the diamond-shaped part of a baseball field inside the bases and home plate
2 : the players in the infield

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