Etymology
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outfield (n.)

1630s, "outlying land of a farm" (especially in Scotland), from out- + field (n.); sporting sense is attested from 1851 in cricket, 1868 in baseball, "part of the field most remote from the batsman/batter." Related: Outfielder.

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Definitions of outfield

outfield (n.)
the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases;
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