open-field

adjective

Definition of open-field

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a system of agriculture widely practised in medieval Europe and based upon dividing the arable land into unenclosed strips usually subject to a 3-year rotation and upon distributing it among different cultivators
2 of a football player : notably capable of gaining yardage in a broken field an open-field runner

open field

noun

Definition of open field (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : broken field
2 : an unhampered chance given an open field to experiment

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“Open-field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open-field. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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