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playing field

an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held.
Origin of playing field
First recorded in 1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They came near him: he was lying by the side of the playing field: no one knew it.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • Our playing field at the time was very dry and the ground was like a rock.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • He actually believed that we could not penalize for fouls off the playing field.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • It struck the cross-bar, bounced high in the air and fell back into the playing field where a Harvard back pounced upon it.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • He sat alone, in a corner of the playing field, a white-faced child of the slums, in a dumb agony of loneliness and despair.

    Workhouse Characters Margaret Wynne Nevinson
British Dictionary definitions for playing field

playing field

(mainly Brit) a field or open space used for sport
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