- the middle area of a sports field, especially the area midway between the two goals.
Origin of midfield
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Examples from the Web for midfield
“As long as the game is not happening right in front of my nose but somewhere in the midfield, I let it twitch,” he said.Why Tourette’s May Be Tim Howard’s Secret Weapon on the Field
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The midfield is mechanical, and their goalkeeper, Julio Cesar, a source of constant anxiety.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks
June 28, 2014
I saw Nobby Stiles, George Cohen, and the giant Jack Charlton winning every ball in midfield and distributing beautifully.The Ghosts of England's Soccer Past
June 12, 2010
Finally a lanky Harvard end wound his body around it at midfield.
Two attempts at the line gained but six and Basker punted to midfield.
Back to midfield then under the ball, and the same thing to do all over again.
On the board it is hovering between midfield and second base.Of All Things
Robert C. Benchley
A kick-off at midfield which Turner ran back 30 yards, a single rush, and the whistle ended the game.
- the general area between the two opposing defences
- (as modifier)a midfield player
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