adverb or adjective Date: 1922 in or into the part of the field toward which the offensive team is headed

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  • downfield — adverb 1》 N. Amer. another term for upfield (in sense 1). 2》 Physics in a direction corresponding to decreasing field strength …   English new terms dictionary

  • downfield — down•field [[t]ˈdaʊnˈfild[/t]] adv. adj. Football. spo past the line of scrimmage and toward the goal line of the defensive team • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Downfield F.C. — Downfield F.C. Full name Downfield Junior Football Club Nickname(s) The Spiders Founded 1912 Ground Downfield Park Balgowan Avenue Dundee …   Wikipedia

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  • Downfield, Dundee — Coordinates: 56°29′16″N 2°59′38″W / 56.487815°N 2.993798°W / 56.487815; 2.993798 …   Wikipedia

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