mis·​field ˌmis-ˈfēld How to pronounce misfield (audio)
misfielded; misfielding

transitive verb

: to field (a ball) badly
misfield a grounder
Tressler was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored when the Bulldogs misfielded a ground ball to the right side …The Cherokee Tribune (Canton, Georgia)
misfield noun
plural misfields
There were some misfields and little things that didn't go our way, and all that culminates in a loss … Ned Keating

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misfield was in 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Misfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misfield. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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