Definition of center field in English:

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center field

(also centerfield)


1The central part of the outfield, behind second base: a single to center field
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  • Gary Sheffield drove in Derek Jeter with a short sacrifice fly to centerfield, the Yankee shortstop brazenly testing Lew Ford's arm.
  • Probably the most oft repeated phrase on Yankees' broadcasts is ‘ground ball up the middle, through to centerfield for a base hit.’
  • Just as my brother and I were settling into our seats, Jays' centerfielder Wells gave the crowd a rare reason to cheer a visiting player when he robbed Alex Rodriguez of a home run to deep centerfield.
1.1The position of an outfielder in center field: Amaro played some center field when Dykstra went on the disabled list
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  • The Reds have had MVP winners at all defensive positions except center field and third base.
  • Kenny Lofton departed via free agency, leaving center field and the leadoff spot to Corey Patterson.
  • Little did I know in later years, he would play center field when I pitched!


center fielder

Example sentences
  • Last time I was at Wrigley Field, the team had a different catcher, a different first basemen, second basemen, shortstop, centerfielder, right fielder, and set-up man than they did last night.
  • Their catcher, first baseman, shortstop, third baseman, centerfielder, and designated hitter all rank among the top four at their position in the minors.
  • Forget the fact that Upton has no real home yet - he's either a shortstop, third baseman or centerfielder, depending on who you ask - because his bat will play anywhere.

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Syllabification: cen·ter field

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