downfield

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down·field

 (doun′fēld′)
adv. & adj. Sports
To, into, or in the defensive team's end of the field.

downfield

(ˈdaʊnˌfiːld) sport
adj
in or at the far end of the field
adv
to the far end of the field

down•field

(ˈdaʊnˈfild)

adv., adj. Football.
past the line of scrimmage and toward the goal line of the defensive team.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.downfield - toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field; "he threw to a downfield receiver"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
Adv.1.downfield - toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field; "he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition