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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The middle third of the outfield, behind second base.
  • noun The position played by the center fielder.

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  • noun baseball The part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.
  • noun baseball The defensive position in the outfield in the middle, typically played by a player that can run fast.
  • noun idiomatic A central role in some activity that requires speed.

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