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open field

noun, Football.
1.
any area of the playing field away from the heavily trafficked line of scrimmage, in which the defense is widely scattered.
Also called broken field.
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Examples for open field
  • On one full moon night, hyenas spotted goats and sheep in what they thought was an open field.
  • They can return to that same open field, face west at dusk and observe the sun set below the horizon.
  • Math is actually a wide open field for creative approaches.
  • The sprawling campus was an open field until construction began two years ago.
  • Place a rat in an open field and its fear is obvious.
  • Anything would have been better than this totally open field.
  • Freedom is supposed to be an open field of human possibilities, not a legal minefield.
  • Later he was drawn to orthopedic surgery because it seemed a vast and open field, full of possibilities.
  • Indeed, they seemed to have given up any idea of gaining any advantage of their antagonist in the open field.
  • During a severe engagement he was asked to carry an order across an open field, quite exposed to the enemy's fire.

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