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[mid-feeld, -feeld] /ˈmɪdˌfild, -ˈfild/
the middle area of a sports field, especially the area midway between the two goals.
Origin of midfield Unabridged
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  • St. Lukes tried the Parkinson ends and gained five in two downs and punted to midfield, the ball going out.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Finally a lanky Harvard end wound his body around it at midfield.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • A kick-off at midfield which Turner ran back 30 yards, a single rush, and the whistle ended the game.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • Back to midfield then under the ball, and the same thing to do all over again.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Two attempts at the line gained but six and Basker punted to midfield.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • On the board it is hovering between midfield and second base.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
  • Two forward-passes, each short but certain, took her well past midfield.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for midfield


  1. the general area between the two opposing defences
  2. (as modifier): a midfield player
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