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center field

noun, Baseball.
1.
the area of the outfield beyond second base and between right field and left field.
2.
the position of the player covering this area.
Origin of center field
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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n.

also center field, 1857 in baseball, from center (n.) + field (n.). Related: Center-fielder.

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