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warning track

n. Baseball
A strip of dirt or gravel along the outfield wall, designed to warn outfielders when they are approaching the wall.
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warn′ing track`



n.
an outfield perimeter strip, between the turf and the fence, in a baseball stadium.
[1965–70]
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