left field


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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.

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.
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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