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center field

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noun Baseball.
  1. the area of the outfield beyond second base and between right field and left field.
  2. the position of the player covering this area.
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Origin of center field

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

Historical Examples

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

    The Putnam Hall Rivals

    Arthur M. Winfield

  • Over in the center-field a similar condition of affairs existed.

  • 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