playfield

noun

play·​field ˈplā-ˌfēld How to pronounce playfield (audio)
: a playground for outdoor athletics

Examples of playfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located on Gramercy Drive in Serra Mesa, the park includes a grass playfield, a walking/running track, hardcourts for pickleball, tennis and basketball, exercise equipment, new trees, benches, a drinking fountain, secure perimeter fencing, security lighting and a parking lot. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2023 The first of a three-phase program expected to reduce flooding for residents living west of Ridge Road, the summer project features an underground vault that can hold 6.6 million gallons of stormwater, and which was constructed beneath the playfield, Berger said. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, 20 Aug. 2020 The first of a three-phase program aimed at reducing flooding for residents living west of Ridge Road, the summer project included the installation of an underground vault that can hold 6.6 million gallons of stormwater, and which was constructed beneath the playfield, Berger-Raish said. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, 29 Dec. 2020 Enderis Park is known as a neighborhood for families young and old with plenty of recreation opportunities, including two pocket parks in addition to the large playfield. Ashley Luthern, Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2023 There's also a 24-inch LCD playfield and a 7.5-inch LCD score screen. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 4 Oct. 2022 Here is a closer look at those projects: Milwaukee Public Schools Outdoor Spaces: $773,910 for new playground equipment, playfield renovations, and other updates. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2022 However, some of these products contained insufficient chemical stabilizers to withstand the temperatures in the Los Angeles region and the daily playfield use. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2022 The addition of the tuj lub courts at Carmen Playfield is in response to how the playfield was being used. Ben Schultz, Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playfield was in 1808

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“Playfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/playfield. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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