in·field | \ˈin-ˌfēld \

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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Trying to leg out an infield single, Marte went down in a heap after crossing first base in the seventh inning on Saturday night. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks hopeful Ketel Marte’s injury isn’t serious," 1 July 2018 Consentino hit Falmouth's second home run of the season and plays a slick middle infield for the Jayhawks and Commodores, flashing plus-power from a sub-6-foot frame. Greg Levinsky, kansascity, "KU, K-State rivals and friends reconnect for summer on Cape Cod," 27 June 2018 Video shows the car driving around the infield, turning over home plate and then heading toward the stands behind third base. Washington Post, "Man run down, 50 years after killing girl in hit-and-run," 5 June 2018 Victoria Draper infield single to short to load the bases. James Crepea,, "Rewinding Auburn softball's series-clinching win over Arkansas," 21 Apr. 2018 What’s left are question marks in the middle infield and, outside of Haxby, on the mound., "High school baseball, softball 2018: Top players, outlook, projected finish for every 6A team," 11 Apr. 2018 When Julian plays in the infield, usually third base on his days off from pitching, Jeff is relaxed and absorbed by the action. Mike Hutton, Post-Tribune, "Hutton: Griffith's Julian Rutherford forgets the fear, takes his father's love to the mound," 6 Apr. 2018 From the notebook *Watering the infield: Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker’s campaign spread $2.5 million late last week to campaign coffers aimed at helping Democrats in the legislature and Cook County. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Morning Spin: McCarthy says Dan Ryan protest shows change since 2012 NATO summit," 9 July 2018 Starting wide and given encouragement to cut infield, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku kept finding space. Jonathan Wilson,, "Belgium's Golden Generation Shines Brightest in Ousting Brazil From World Cup," 6 July 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 \

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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