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Definition of "left field" [left• field]

  • Baseball The third of the outfield that is to the left, looking from home plate. (noun)
  • Baseball The position played by the left fielder. (noun)
  • Informal A position far from the center or mainstream, as of opinion or reason: opinions that are out in left field. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "left field" in a sentence
  • "Johnny Coy led off the inning with an infield single and scored on a double to left field from Travis Bennett."
  • "When the Royals came to Fenway in the second week of the month, their manager, Whitey Herzog, shifted third baseman Jerry Terrell into left field and used four outfielders to defend against Rice."
  • "Erik Harbutz drove in Bascue with a double to left field and Will Baez's two-out single scored Harbutz to give WSU a 4-0 lead."