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Line breaks: out|field
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtfiːld

Definition of outfield in English:


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.
1.1 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.
1.2 [treated as singular or plural] The players stationed in the outfield, regarded collectively.
Example sentences
  • Two-thirds of the starting outfield is new.
  • That makes you think back to the days of the star outfields in the National League, when you had Mays, Aaron, Clemente and Frank Robinson.
  • The club has one of the fastest outfields in the majors.
2The outlying land of a farm.
Example sentences
  • Infields and outfields are not internally fenced but are separated by a stone wall.



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.

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