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open field

noun, Football.
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At that time the ground was really an open field; and it seems to have been acquired by the Corporation in the sixteenth century.

  • Over the road and into an open field tore the two fugitives.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
  • When Mr. Booker commenced the temporary building, the site selected was part of an open field.

    The Church Index William Pepperell
  • We meet our enemy on the open field, and we slay him in his pride!

  • They came out into the open field; the sun rose to meet them.

    Mother Maksim Gorky

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