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playing field

noun
1.
an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held.
Origin of playing field
1575-1585
1575-85
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  • He actually believed that we could not penalize for fouls off the playing field.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • They came near him: he was lying by the side of the playing field: no one knew it.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • But it was good practice, and the enthusiasm and high spirits of the boys made up for all defects in the playing field.

    The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall Spencer Davenport
  • Our playing field at the time was very dry and the ground was like a rock.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • He sat alone, in a corner of the playing field, a white-faced child of the slums, in a dumb agony of loneliness and despair.

    Workhouse Characters Margaret Wynne Nevinson
British Dictionary definitions for playing field

playing field

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a field or open space used for sport
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