infield

noun in·field \ ˈin-ˌfēld \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of infield

1 :a field near a farmhouse
2 a :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

  1. He threw the ball across the infield.

  2. The team has one of the best infields in the league.

Recent Examples of infield from the Web

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First Known Use of infield

1606


INFIELD Defined for English Language Learners

infield

noun

Definition of infield for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

infield

noun in·field \ ˈin-ˌfēld \

Definition of infield for Students

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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