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“fielder” in English

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fieldernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfiːl.dər/ us /ˈfiːl.dɚ/

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  • A fielder is any one of the nine fielding players. 
  • A team, to win, must have hitters as well as fielders, and it is therefore usual to fill up the outfield with good batters, even at the expense of a slight weakness in fielding. 
  • As fielders they were superior to the team that won the championship. 
  • He was also a good batter for a pitcher, and a fast fielder. 
  • When a runner is caught between first and second or second and third bases, the centre fielder should get in line with the play, back of second base. 

(Definition of “fielder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fielder” in American English

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fieldernoun [ C ]

us /ˈfil·dər/

(in baseball) a person playing defense who tries to catch or pick up the ball after it has been hit

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