- Cricket. the position and the player stationed near the point.
- Lacrosse. the position and the player stationed before the point.
Origin of cover point
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for cover point
Cover-point: the person who stops a ball or the act of stopping it.Tom Brown at Rugby
Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.Tom Brown's School Days
Cover-point was the doctor, and probably the safest man in the whole field to whom to send a catch.
Twelve runs had been scored in the first five balls; there had been a possible run out; a catch had been missed at cover-point.
The Hammond cover-point checked his stick and secured the disk, shooting it down the rink.The Crimson Sweater
Ralph Henry Barbour
- a fielding position in the covers
- a fielder in this position
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