[ broh-kuh n-feeld ]
/ ˈbroʊ kənˈfild /
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.
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Origin of broken-field
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
Definition for broken-field (2 of 2)
Origin of broken field
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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The left half, Cox, was a broken-field runner of renown as well as Claflin's best goal-kicker.Left Guard Gilbert|Ralph Henry Barbour