Outfield



[out-feeld] /ˈaʊtˌfild/

noun
1.
Baseball.

2.
Cricket. the part of the field farthest from the batsman.
3.
Agriculture.

4.
an outlying region.
/ˈaʊtˌfiːld/
noun
1.
(cricket) the area of the field relatively far from the pitch; the deep Compare infield (sense 1)
2.
(baseball)

3.
(agriculture) farmland most distant from the farmstead
n.

1630s, “outlying land of a farm” (especially in Scotland), from out + field (n.); sporting sense is attested from 1851 in cricket, 1868 in baseball. Related: Outfielder.

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