[ feeld-test ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to test (a device or product) under various conditions of actual use.

Origin of field-test

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20

Words Nearby field-test Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use field-test in a sentence

  • Marketing data from the initial field test indicated that the game was being played virtually every minute the arcade was open.

  • This was the field test of the drone system—the only time it would be checked in actual flight until the day of use.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
  • His mode of attack was not the patent suit, but the field test.

    The Romance of the Reaper | Herbert Newton Casson
  • And so the warfare raged, until by general consent the field test was abandoned.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick | Herbert Newton Casson
  • They were largely adopted by his competitors, and exist to-day, with the exception of the exclusive contract and the field test.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick | Herbert Newton Casson
  • The engineers must have figured this would be a good spot for a field test.

    Arm of the Law | Harry Harrison