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outfield

Syllabification: out·field
Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌfēld
 
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Definition of outfield in English:

noun

1 Baseball The grassy area beyond the infield.
Example sentences
  • He is learning to play the corner outfield positions.
  • He recently learned to play the outfield corners and is an outstanding pinch hitter.
  • All had secured a high-priced placement along stadium billboards and outfield fences.
1.1 Cricket The part of the field furthest from the wicket.
Example sentences
  • No-one takes guard at the wicket and the outfield is as rough as a public park.
  • It was a slow wicket with an outfield I wouldn't have played football on, and it was never going to be easy to score runs.
  • The wicket and outfield was so batsman friendly that any batsman worth his salt could have turned the match on its head.
1.2 [treated as singular or plural] The players stationed in the outfield, collectively.
Example sentences
  • Philadelphia's outfield is full of question marks.
  • As yesterday's game showed the outfield is an embarrassment.
  • The Mariners' outfield was a revolving door last season thanks to injuries and ineffectiveness.
1.3 [as modifier] Soccer Relating to or denoting all of the players in a team apart from the goalkeeper: the outfield players he has played in all of the outfield positions during his career
2The outlying land of a farm.
Example sentences
  • Infields and outfields are not internally fenced but are separated by a stone wall.

Derivatives

outfielder

1
noun
Example sentences
  • As a whole, Toronto's outfielders complement each other well, and should be one of the better outfits in the American League.
  • There were some difficult decisions, especially with all the quality outfielders.
  • The Yankees and Dodgers made significant changes at the All-Star break, and the Twins and Blue Jays swapped outfielders.

Words that rhyme with outfield

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