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.

Nearby words

  1. centennial,
  2. centennial state,
  3. center,
  4. center back,
  5. center bit,
  6. center fielder,
  7. center forward,
  8. center halfback,
  9. center jump,
  10. center of attraction, the

Origin of center field

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for centerfield



also center field, 1857 in baseball, from center (n.) + field (n.). Related: Center-fielder.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper