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open field

noun, Football.
1.
any area of the playing field away from the heavily trafficked line of scrimmage, in which the defense is widely scattered.
Also called broken field.
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  • Here, in an open field, two cottages stand, facing each other.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • Finally I came to an open field, or what looked like land that had been cultivated.

  • But he can do this in a big topless tent, or even out in an open field, if you like.

    Disowned Victor Endersby
  • But they could not yet be depended on to make an assault in the open field.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • The fright spreads, and my brigade sweeps by me to the open field in our rear.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty

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