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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The Astros could continue maneuvering Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel around the left side of the infield and keep Straw as an emergency infielder, bench outfielder and pinch runner extraordinaire until Diaz is ready to return. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros mailbag: When will Jose Altuve return to action?," 13 June 2019 Mercado's teammates celebrated by splashing cups of water on him on the edge of the infield. Bobby Nightengale,, "Luis Castillo pitches well, but Oscar Mercado's walk-off single drops Cincinnati Reds," 11 June 2019 Nolan Arenado then hit an opposite-field single through a hole in the right side of the infield to score Blackmon. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies fall to Mets on a so-so night from starter Jon Gray," 8 June 2019 Kamenitsa-Hale hit a ground ball to the left side of the infield and almost beat the throw at first. Steve Reaven,, "So close: OPRF softball falls just short of 4A sectional crown," 4 June 2019 In a 22-pitch first inning Tuesday, Harvey worked primarily off a fastball that was 93-95 mph all night but issued a walk and allowed two singles — one didn't leave the infield — to put himself into an early hole. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey's four-inning stint in Bowie shows promise, work left to be done," 16 May 2018 Glover ended the game by making a diving stop on a grounder in the right side of the infield and tossing the ball to first for the final out. J.c. Carnahan,, "Hagerty advances to softball region final with win at Winter Springs," 9 May 2018 Almost a quarter of his hits (23%) never left the infield. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Gleyber Torres Jolts Yankees, Jacob deGrom Sparks Never-Ending DH Debate and More," 7 May 2018 The Raiders had loaded the bases without hitting the ball out of the infield. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Atholton baseball hangs on to beat Howard, 5-4," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of infield

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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


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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