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cover point

Cricket. the position and the player stationed near the point.
Lacrosse. the position and the player stationed before the point.
Origin of cover point
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In cricketing parlance, she played to "cover point" or "square leg" with much impartiality.

    Geoffrey Hampstead Thomas Stinson Jarvis
  • He gave the simplest of chances to cover point, and Buller's rarely missed their catches.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • Frank was caught at cover point, having added twenty-eight since Thompson left him, the other three being credited to Childers.

    By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for cover point

cover point

  1. a fielding position in the covers
  2. a fielder in this position
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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