center field

center field
1. the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

he hit the ball to deep center

Syn: ↑centerfield, ↑center
Hypernyms: ↑tract, ↑piece of land, ↑piece of ground, ↑parcel of land, ↑parcel
Part Holonyms: ↑outfield
2. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the central third of the outfield
Syn: ↑centerfield
Hypernyms: ↑position
Member Holonyms: ↑baseball team

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(US) (or Brit centre field) noun [noncount]
: the part of the baseball outfield between right field and left field

a fly ball to center field

also : the position of the player defending center field

She used to be a shortstop but now she plays center field.

center fielder (US) (or Brit centre fielder) noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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