infielder

[in-feel-der]
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noun Baseball.

any of the four defensive players stationed around the infield.

Nearby words

  1. infidelic,
  2. infidelity,
  3. infield,
  4. infield hit,
  5. infield out,
  6. infighting,
  7. infill,
  8. infiltrate,
  9. infiltration,
  10. infiltration anesthesia

Origin of infielder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; infield + -er1

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Examples 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

infielder

infieldsman (ˈɪnfiːldzmən)

noun

a player positioned in the infield
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