- the area of the outfield to the left of center field, as viewed from home plate.
- the position of the player covering this area.
- Slang. a position or circumstance that is remote from an ordinary or general trend.
- out in left field, Slang. completely mistaken; wrong.
Origin of left field
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Related Words for left fieldincorrect, tasteless, unsuitable, unseemly, improper, wrong, irrelevant, disproportionate, oblivion, nothingness, nowhere, Siberia, garbage, ill-suited, ill-timed, inapplicable, incongruous, indecorous, inept, malapropos
see out in left field.
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