Etymology
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fielding (n.)

"play in the field," 1823 in cricket (by 1884 in baseball), verbal noun from field (v.).

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Definitions of fielding
1
fielding (n.)
(baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field;
2
Fielding (n.)
English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754);
Synonyms: Henry Fielding
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