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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An athlete who plays a position on the field in a sport, especially an outfielder in baseball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A player of the fielding side, whose task is to gather the ball after the batsman has hit it, to catch the batsman out, or to prevent him from scoring.
  • n. A defensive player in the field.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ball payer who stands out in the field to catch or stop balls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In base-ball, cricket, etc., one whose duty is to catch or stop balls; specifically, in base-ball, any one of the players in the field, and especially one of the three players who stand behind and at the right and left respectively of second base. See base-ball.
  • n. A dog trained to the pursuit of game in the field.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting
  • n. a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat

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