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noun Football.
any area of the playing field away from the heavily trafficked line of scrimmage, in which the defense is widely scattered.
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Also called broken field.
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open-field

adjective
(prenominal) medieval history of or denoting the system in which an arable area was divided into unenclosed strips, esp cultivated by different tenants
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