fielder

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From Middle English feldere (one who works in the field; rustic), from Old English feldeware (field-dweller), equivalent to field +‎ -er. The baseball sense is from 1832.

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fielder (plural fielders)

  1. (cricket) A player of the fielding side, whose task is to gather the ball after the batsman has hit it, to catch the batsman out, or to prevent him from scoring.
  2. (baseball, softball) A defensive player in the field.
  3. A dog trained in pursuit of game in the field.

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