Definition of outfield in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtfiːld


  • 1 Cricket The part of the field furthest from the wicket.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • Infields and outfields are not internally fenced but are separated by a stone wall.



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  • 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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