open field

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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.

Nearby words

  1. open drainage,
  2. open drop anesthesia,
  3. open drop technique,
  4. open educational resource,
  5. open enrollment,
  6. open fire,
  7. open flap,
  8. open flash,
  9. open fracture,
  10. open frame

Also called broken field.

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British Dictionary definitions for open-field

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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