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Origin of broken field

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

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broken-field
[ broh-kuhn-feeld ]
/ ˈbroʊ kənˈfild /

adjective Football.
performed, as by a ball-carrier, in a wide-open area covered by few defensive players, as opposed to the heavily trafficked area near the line of scrimmage.

Origin of broken-field

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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