playfield

noun
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 Heck, a wolf was photographed running on the playfields at my son’s middle school. Ben Long, Outdoor Life, "Finding a Middle Ground on Wolves and Wolf Management," 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, "Eleven recipients were celebrated at the 71st Annual Crime Prevention Awards. Here are the winners and their stories.," 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, "How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600," 14 Sep. 2019 The playfield took up forty bits, twenty for each half of the screen. David L. Craddock, Ars Technica, "How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600," 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, "Cardiff gears up for school demolition," 19 June 2019 Once the designers are sure, the playfield is fabricated and silk screened with graphics onsite. Peter Rugg, Popular Mechanics, "Inside America's Last Great Pinball Factory," 27 Mar. 2017 In the first line, wiring is attached to the playfield. Peter Rugg, Popular Mechanics, "Inside America's Last Great Pinball Factory," 27 Mar. 2017 Police recovered a folding knife with what appeared to be blood on the blade from a nearby playfield where young people were playing flag football, charging papers say. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Prosecutors allege ‘deliberate cruelty’ in stabbing death of a 71-year-old Bellingham man," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of playfield

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Playfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/playfield. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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