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broken-field

[broh-kuh n-feeld] /ˈbroʊ kənˈfild/
adjective, Football.
1.
performed, as by a ball-carrier, in a wide-open area covered by few defensive players, as opposed to the heavily trafficked area near the line of scrimmage.
Origin of broken-field
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism

broken field

noun
Origin
1895-1900, Americanism
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  • The left half, Cox, was a broken-field runner of renown as well as Claflin's best goal-kicker.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour

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