Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[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. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for outfielder
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • 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.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for outfielder

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for outfielder

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for outfielder