infield n : the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate [syn: baseball diamond, diamond] [ant: outfield]
- the region of the field roughly bounded by the wicket keeper, slips, gully, point, cover, mid off, mid on, midwicket and square leg
- the region of the field roughly bounded by the home plate,
base, second base
- They covered the infield with a tarp when it started to rain.
- of an event, happening in the infield
- Jones ran out an infield single.
- the area inside a racetrack or running
- “Gasoline Alley” is in the infield at Indy.
- a constrained scope or area
- Let’s keep this problem in the infield.
Infield is a widely used term in sports terminology, its meaning depends on in what sport it is used.
In baseball the baseball diamond plus a rounded region beyond it (see diagram), usually clear of grass, in contrast to the more distant, usually grass-covered outfield. It also refers to the defensive unit of players that are positioned in the region: first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman and sometimes including the catcher & pitcher who are as a tandem often referred to separately as the battery.
In cricket infield is a central oval on the cricket field (see diagram), the reference point for fielding restrictions in short forms of the game; in contrast to the more distant outfield
In Other Sports/RecreationsInfield can refer to a region inside a closed horse racing or auto racing track, or to an area encircled by the track of a roller coaster.
infield in Russian: Инфилд
archery ground, athletic field, badminton court, baseball field, basketball court, billiard parlor, bowling alley, bowling green, course, court, cricket ground, croquet ground, croquet lawn, diamond, fairway, field, football field, glaciarium, golf course, golf links, gridiron, gym, gymnasium, ice rink, links, outfield, oval, playground, playing field, playroom, polo ground, pool hall, poolroom, putting green, racecourse, racket court, rink, skating rink, soccer field, squash court, stretch, tennis court, track, turf