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field event an event at a track meet that is not held on the running track, such as throwing or jumping.
field glass (usu. pl.) a compact, portable binocular telescope used esp. outdoors.
field goal in football, a score worth three points, made by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts. [2 definitions]
field gun a mounted mobile cannon.
field hand a hired farm laborer, esp. one who works in the fields; hired hand.
field hockey a form of hockey that is played with a small ball on a field, rather than with a puck on ice.
field hospital a hospital-like facility set up for emergency treatment of soldiers near the fighting zone.
field house a large building, usu. located at a college or university, suitable for indoor athletic activities, esp. track events, basketball, or gymnastics. [2 definitions]
field magnet a magnet used to produce and maintain a magnetic field in an electrical device such as a motor, generator, or particle accelerator.
field marshal a military officer of the highest or next to highest rank in the armies of certain European countries.
field officer a military officer with the rank of colonel, lieutenant colonel, or major.
fieldpiece a piece of artillery for use on the battlefield; field gun.
field-test to test (something) in the same conditions as those in which it will actually be used.
field theory in physics, a mathematical description of the effects of physical fields on the distribution and behavior of matter.
field trip a trip or excursion to a place, often by a group of students or the like, to gain firsthand information, knowledge, or experience.
fieldwork scientific research, exploration, or observation conducted in the field rather than the laboratory or classroom. [2 definitions]
fiend an evil spirit or demon; devil. [3 definitions]
fiendish of, pertaining to, or like a fiend; diabolical or extremely cruel. [2 definitions]
fierce dangerously wild, hostile, or vicious; ferocious. [4 definitions]
fiercely in a dangerously wild, hostile, or vicious manner. [3 definitions]
fiery containing, consisting of, or accompanied by fire; flaming. [4 definitions]