outfield

noun out·field \ ˈau̇t-ˌfēld \

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

outfielder

play \ˈau̇t-ˌfēl-dər\ noun

Examples of outfield in a Sentence

  1. He threw the ball to home plate from the outfield.

  2. The team has one of the best outfields in the league.

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First Known Use of outfield

1868


OUTFIELD Defined for English Language Learners

outfield

noun

Definition of outfield for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a baseball field that includes the area beyond the infield and between the foul lines

  • : the part of a cricket field that is away from the wickets

  • : the players who are positioned in the outfield


OUTFIELD Defined for Kids

outfield

noun out·field \ ˈau̇t-ˌfēld \

Definition of outfield for Students

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

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