- the player whose position is center field.
Origin of center fielder
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for center fielder
The batsman was the Robinson captain and center-fielder, Wood.
Up the field the center-fielder had tipped the ball with one outstretched hand, but had failed to catch it!The Arrival of Jimpson
Ralph Henry Barbour
In the outfield Bissell, center-fielder, was speeding back, cutting over into Jacks territory as he went.