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downfield

[doun-feeld] /ˈdaʊnˈfild/
adverb, adjective, Football.
1.
past the line of scrimmage and at or toward the goal line of the defensive team:
He sent his receivers downfield. Downfield blocking is important on passes.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; down1 + field
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