Origin of outfielder

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; outfield + -er1
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  • But he was no outfielder as Ikey was; he picked them off the bat.

  • Even Nelson, although regarding him valuable as an outfielder on the nine, had seemed to hold him at a distance.

  • The first few he made easy for the outfielder, and then he hit balls harder and off to the right or left.

  • I was an outfielder and got off more easily; but Ive had two broken fingers, and he held up his right hand for Joe to see.

  • The ball had gone high rather than far, which gave the outfielder a good chance to get it home in time to nail the runner.