Meaning of “field day” in the English Dictionary

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"field day" in British English

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field daynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfiːld ˌdeɪ/ us /ˈfiːld ˌdeɪ/

Examples from literature

  • And by now the School had begun to suspect that the field days were conducted mainly to satisfy Rogers's inordinate conceit. 
  • But my running, on which I prided myself most—I entered for the two-mile, one field day, and won only third place. 
  • Having gained intelligence of an approaching field day, we prepared a strong solution of gum, with which we varnished the bottom of a leather chair upon which he sat in the school. 

(Definition of “field day” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"field day" in American English

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field daynoun [ C ]

/ˈfild ˌdeɪ/

(Definition of “field day” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)