- 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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Upon what other system can it have been grown than the open-field system?
One is the use of especially-built houses, and the other is the open-field plan.
The open-field system was hardly first introduced by the Saxons, because we find it also in Wales and Scotland.
In fact, the two land systems, though both using an open-field husbandry, were in their main features radically distinct.
Nor can there be much mystery in the relation of these two forms of open-field husbandry to each other.
- (prenominal) medieval history of or denoting the system in which an arable area was divided into unenclosed strips, esp cultivated by different tenants