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mid off

or mid-off

noun, Cricket.
the position of a fielder on the off side of the wicket.
the fielder occupying this position.
Also called mid wicket off.
Origin of mid off
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was not, however, proof against the impetuous ardour of mid-off.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • Again and again its drive over long-off's head has failed to carry the bunker at mid-off.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • His partner ran a few steps, saw the ball was in the hands of mid-off, and prepared to walk back to the pavilion.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • The conversation, very desultory, was syncopated by Jack Cardigan talking about "mid-off."

  • And this the steady man followed up with a quiet two neatly placed between point and mid-off.

    The Willoughby Captains Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for mid-off


noun (cricket)
the fielding position on the off side closest to the bowler
a fielder in this position
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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