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fieldsman

[feeldz-muh n] /ˈfildz mən/
noun, plural fieldsmen. British.
1.
a fielder in cricket.
Origin of fieldsman
1760-1770
1760-70; field + 's1 + man1
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  • Radley pulled it, as a great laugh went up, to the very spot from which the fieldsman had been removed.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Along the ground this time the ball had come at such a pace that the fieldsman made a very half-hearted attempt to stop it.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • When the first striker is out, the fieldsman will take his place, the striker will bowl, and the bowler will take the field.

    The Book of Sports: William Martin
British Dictionary definitions for fieldsman

fieldsman

/ˈfiːldzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(cricket) another name for fielder
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