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English definition of “the outfield”

the outfield

noun [S]     /ˈaʊt.fɪəld/
the part of a cricket or baseball field that is the longest distance away from the batter (= person trying to hit the ball) or the group of players there: He can play in the outfield. → Compare the infieldCricketGeneral terms used in ball sportsBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports outfielder     /ˈaʊtˌfɪəl.dər/ US  /-dɚ/ noun [C] He was a star outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers.Baseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
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