Definition of field position in US English:

field position


  • 1Military. A site occupied by troops on a battlefield.

  • 2The role of a player within a team, especially as a fielder in baseball or cricket; the area of the field of play occupied by a player.

  • 3Originally US. The positioning and distribution of a team's players on the field of play; specifically positioning which is advantageous or favourable at a particular point in the game.


Late 18th century. From field + position.


field position

/ˈfiːld pəˌzɪʃn/