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midfield Line breaks: mid|field
Pronunciation: /mɪdˈfiːld/
/ˈmɪdfiːld/

Definition of midfield in English:

noun

1(Chiefly in soccer) the central part of the field.
Example sentences
  • Danny Carroll was switched from the midfield to centre-half for the last two games.
  • With the injured Paul Warhurst absent, Paul Scholes had a field day in midfield.
  • The midfield area is one that could decide the outcome of the game.
1.1The players on a team who play in a central position between attack and defence.
Example sentences
  • Their central midfield was notable more for foraging than contributions in attack.
  • Far from being an entertaining contest, it was one that the defences and midfields dominated.
  • Aided by the midfield, the Kirkby defence managed to weather the initial storm.

Words that rhyme with midfield

afield, field, misfield, shield, unaneled, unconcealed, unhealed, unpeeled, unrevealed, unsealed, wield, yield

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