Definition of downfield in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdounˈfēld/


American Football
North American In or to a position nearer to the opponents' end of a field.
Example sentences
  • A few minutes later, Gloucester launch a huge kick downfield.
  • The final pass was intercepted and swept downfield for him to apply the finish, a chance at one end, a goal at the other within seconds.
  • It was a lateral that was supposed to set up a pass downfield.

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Syllabification: down·field

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