right field

noun

Definition of right field

1 :the part of the baseball outfield to the right looking out from home plate
2 :the position of the player defending right field

right fielder

noun

First Known Use of right field

1857


RIGHT FIELD Defined for English Language Learners

right field

noun

Definition of right field for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a baseball outfield that is to the right when you are looking out from home plate; also : the position of the player defending right field


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