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maiden over

Cricket. an over in which no runs are made.
Also called maiden.
Origin of maiden over
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Just as the priest was about to push the maiden over the rocks into the roaring sea, Tokoyo sprang up and held the maiden's arm.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
British Dictionary definitions for maiden over

maiden over

(cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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