left field

  1. Noun.  (baseball) The part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and to your left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.
  2. Noun.  (baseball) The defensive position in the outfield to the left.
  3. Noun.  (idiomatic) An unexpected, bizarre, or unwatched source (especially in the phrases '''out of left field''' and '''from left field''').
  4. Noun.  (idiomatic) An unusual or unexpected position, or a viewpoint held by very few others in contrast to the majority viewpoint (especially in the phrases '''out in left field''' and '''way out in left field''').

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