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[out-feel-der] /ˈaʊtˌfil dər/
noun, Sports.
one of the players, especially in baseball, stationed in the outfield.
Origin of outfielder
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60; outfield + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But he was no outfielder as Ikey was; he picked them off the bat.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • Even Nelson, although regarding him valuable as an outfielder on the nine, had seemed to hold him at a distance.

  • The first few he made easy for the outfielder, and then he hit balls harder and off to the right or left.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
  • I was an outfielder and got off more easily; but Ive had two broken fingers, and he held up his right hand for Joe to see.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • The ball had gone high rather than far, which gave the outfielder a good chance to get it home in time to nail the runner.

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