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n. Abbr. OF Baseball
A player who defends left, center, or right field.


(ˈaʊtˌfil dər)

one of the players, esp. in baseball, stationed in the outfield.
[1865–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outfielder - (baseball) a person who plays in the outfieldoutfielder - (baseball) a person who plays in the outfield
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
fielder - a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat
right fielder - the person who plays right field
center fielder, centerfielder - the person who plays center field
left fielder - the person who plays left field
2.outfielder - a fielder in cricket who is stationed in the outfield
fieldsman, fielder - a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting
champ extérieurjoueur de champ extérieur
References in classic literature ?
But he was no outfielder as Ikey was; he picked them off the bat.
The outfielders have priority over the infielders on pop-ups between them because it is easier coming in on a fly ball than catching one while backpedaling.
Traded first baseman Adam LaRoche and outfielder Jamie Romak to the Pirates for pitcher Mike Gonzalez and shortstop Brent Lillibridge.
Also: Outfielder Ricky Ledee (left groin) will begin a rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday.
We once had an outfielder who would call for fly balls the loudest and the longest of anyone in the ballpark, but only on routine fly balls that only he could catch.
Acquired outfielder Corey Patterson from the Cubs for minor league shortstop Nate Spears and pitcher Carlos Perez.
They can advance if: The lineup that sometimes features six freshmen (including outfielder Tim Murphy, above) continues to play beyond its years and maintains its sound defense that ranked first in the Pac-10 (.
Traded outfielder Carlos Lee to the Brewers for outfielder Scott Podsednik, pitcher Luis Vizcaino and first baseman Travis Hinton.
The center-fielder has to be the best outfielder on the team.
and Fresno's James Bell, who will be a catcher or outfielder.
In his prime, Hunter was known for being the best defensive outfielder in the game.
It's important to know the places you play in, but it's probably more important to know your own pitching staff and to know your two corner outfielders," Matthews said about being a Gold Glove-caliber center fielder.