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left field

n.
1. Baseball
a. The third of the outfield that is to the left, looking from home plate.
b. The position played by the left fielder.
2. Informal A position far from the center or mainstream, as of opinion or reason: opinions that are out in left field.
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left′ field′


n.
1. (in baseball)
a. the area of the outfield to the left of center field, as viewed from home plate.
b. the position of the player covering this area.
2. a position or circumstance that is remote from an ordinary or general trend.
Idioms:
(out) in left field, extraordinarily wrong.
[1855–60, Amer.]
left′ field′er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.left field - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's leftleft field - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left; "the batter flied out to left"
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
2.left field - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the left third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
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