play·​field | \ ˈplā-ˌfēld How to pronounce playfield (audio) \

Definition of playfield

: a playground for outdoor athletics

Examples of playfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which is why, at least two to three times a week, she can be found at a playfield named after a Detroit legend who was once regarded as the fastest human in the world., 21 Aug. 2021 In return, the city would own the stadium and also get a new Lockhart Park with a playground, dog park, fitness area, multipurpose playfield, kickball zone, yoga lawn, walking trail and sprawling open green space. Susannah Bryan,, 20 Aug. 2021 Examples include Marvel Pinball, Star Wars Pinball and Attack from Mars Pinball, each with a 24-inch LCD playfield, 8-inch LCD score screen, authentic flipper feedback and real plunger and buttons. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 22 May 2021 Heck, a wolf was photographed running on the playfields at my son’s middle school. Ben Long, Outdoor Life, 6 Mar. 2020 The group's work has resulted in the park being identified as a priority playfield to renovate. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Feb. 2020 The 2600’s screen, which the system’s engineers had designated the playfield, functioned like a container. David L. Craddock, Ars Technica, 14 Sep. 2019 The playfield took up forty bits, twenty for each half of the screen. David L. Craddock, Ars Technica, 14 Sep. 2019 The district is still working to resolve an issue stemming from a grant accepted more than 25 years ago by the city of Encinitas and the district to improve the school’s playfields. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of playfield

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Playfield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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