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playing field

an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held.
Origin of playing field
1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The two girls hurried off to the playing-field, but took care not to approach together, in case of awakening suspicions.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
  • It was growing dark when he passed the lodge, and crossed the playing-field towards the school-house.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • The playing-field was a quagmire, and the girls had to depend upon walking for their daily exercise.

  • From the biological and psychological point of view the playing-field is immeasurably superior to the gymnasium.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
British Dictionary definitions for playing-field

playing field

(mainly Brit) a field or open space used for sport
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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