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British Dictionary definitions for long leg

long leg

noun
  1. cricket
    1. a fielding position on the leg side near the boundary almost directly behind the batsman's wicket
    2. a fielder in this position
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Historical Examples

  • But the other batsman, seeing the ball go right into long-leg's hands like a bullet, cried, "Back!"

    A Terrible Temptation

    Charles Reade

  • Then Coates was caught at long-leg, and retired, covered with glory, in favour of Tipper.

    The Willoughby Captains

    Talbot Baines Reed