Meaning of broken field

bro'ken field'.

Pronunciation: [key]
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Pronunciation: (brō'kun fēld'), [key]
— adj. Football.
  1. performed, as by a ball-carrier, in a wide-open area covered by few defensive players, as opposed to the heavily trafficked area near the line of scrimmage.
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