[ doun-feeld ]
/ ˈdaʊnˈfild /

adverb, adjective Football.

past the line of scrimmage and at or toward the goal line of the defensive team: He sent his receivers downfield. Downfield blocking is important on passes.

Origin of downfield

First recorded in 1940–45; down1 + field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019