left fielder


noun Baseball.

the player whose position is left field.

Origin of left fielder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for left fielder

Historical Examples of left fielder

  • The left-fielder is expected to back up the second and third bases on a throw from first base or right-field.


    John M. Ward

  • Joe Perkins had two strikes called on him ere he found the ball, and sent a high foul into the hands of left-fielder.

    Weatherby's Inning

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • The left-fielder sped the ball home quickly, but not soon enough to keep Jack from reaching third.

    Weatherby's Inning

    Ralph Henry Barbour