open–field

adjective

Definition of open–field

  1. 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. 2 of a football player :  notably capable of gaining yardage in a broken field an open-field runner

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