out·​field | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfēld How to pronounce outfield (audio) \

Definition of outfield

1 : the part of a baseball field beyond the infield and between the foul lines
2 : the baseball defensive positions comprising right field, center field, and left field also : the players who occupy these positions

Other Words from outfield

outfielder \ ˈau̇t-​ˌfēl-​dər How to pronounce outfield (audio) \ noun

Examples of outfield in a Sentence

He threw the ball to home plate from the outfield. The team has one of the best outfields in the league.
Recent Examples on the Web For about the next three weeks, the Tigers won't have Reyes' presence in the batting order or roaming the outfield. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 18 May 2022 When the Chicago Cubs drafted Brandon Hughes in 2007, the 16th-round pick hoped one day to roam the outfield at Wrigley Field. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 18 May 2022 From Luca Evans: The crescendo rose, the familiar wall of noise building amid the nighttime horde, fans in the outfield bleachers at Dodger Stadium standing and waiting with open arms. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 Randy Arozarena homered to complete the outfield trio after earlier scoring 1 run and knocking in another. Marc Topkin, Orlando Sentinel, 17 May 2022 After Kingman Academy got on board in the top of the first, the Elks responded by nailing Aspen Johnson with an outfield assist, thwarting a potential sacrifice fly that would have made it 2-0. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 13 May 2022 Pache and Laureano shared an outfield for a fourth time Wednesday since Laureano returned from suspension. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 May 2022 The switch-hitter has played outfield, pitched and been the regular shortstop. al, 9 May 2022 Rosario has been the Guardians’ regular shortstop since that outfield experiment, but plans could be changing with Andres Gimenez seeing more time at shortstop. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outfield

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfield. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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out·​field | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfēld How to pronounce outfield (audio) \

Kids Definition of outfield

: the part of a baseball field beyond the infield and between the foul lines

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