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infielder

[in-feel-der] /ˈɪnˌfil dər/
noun, Baseball.
1.
any of the four defensive players stationed around the infield.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; infield + -er1
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  • Roast chicken is the utility infielder of practically everyone's culinary repertoire.
  • Roast chicken is the utility infielder of practically everyone's culinary repertoire.
  • He began his career as an infielder, but played exclusively in the outfield last year.
  • It's time to start paying attention to this formerly light-hitting infielder.
  • It seems unlikely, though, that they would trade for the infielder and then go to an arbitration hearing with him.
  • No infielder can play closer to home plate than the pitcher.
  • The ball must be thrown to the pitcher by an infielder.
  • Once the infielder controls the ball, the ball is dead, no runners can advance.
British Dictionary definitions for infielder

infielder

/ˈɪnˌfiːldə/
noun
1.
a player positioned in the infield
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