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n. Baseball
A player assigned to the infield.
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(ˈɪnˌfiːldə) or


(Baseball) a player positioned in the infield
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(ˈɪnˌfil dər)

any of the four defensive players, as first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, stationed around the infield in baseball.
[1860–65, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infielder - (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
backstop, catcher - (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
fielder - a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat
first baseman, first sacker - (baseball) the person who plays first base
second baseman, second sacker - (baseball) the person who plays second base
shortstop - (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position
third baseman, third sacker - (baseball) the person who plays third base
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