center field


noun Baseball.

the area of the outfield beyond second base and between right field and left field.
the position of the player covering this area.

Origin of center field

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for center field

  • Then came a drop-ball, but Emerald raised it up far into center-field.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals|Arthur M. Winfield
  • Her breath came hot and quick like the swift rush of a hot ball that caves in the short-stop and speeds away to center-field.

    Remarks|Bill Nye
  • Over in the center-field a similar condition of affairs existed.