Meaning of left field

left' field'

Pronunciation: [key]
    1. the area of the outfield to the left of center field, as viewed from home plate.
    2. the position of the player covering this area.
  1. a position or circumstance that is remote from an ordinary or general trend.
  2. completely mistaken; wrong.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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