[ in-feel-der ]
/ ˈɪnˌfil dər /

noun Baseball.

any of the four defensive players stationed around the infield.


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Origin of infielder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; infield + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for infielder

  • Even when he hit straight to an infielder it took a fast throw to nail him at first.

    The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
  • Fleet as a deer, he was across the bag before the infielder reached the ball.

British Dictionary definitions for infielder


infieldsman (ˈɪnfiːldzmən)

/ (ˈɪnˌfiːldə) /


a player positioned in the infield
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