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mid on

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noun Cricket.
  1. the position of a fielder on the on side of the wicket.
  2. the fielder occupying this position.

Origin of mid on

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called mid wicket on.
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Examples from the Web for mid-on

Historical Examples

  • Mike slammed it back, and mid-on, whose heart was obviously not in the thing, failed to stop it.

    Mike

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • When the unlucky thirteen was reached, Hobbs, who was sleeping finely, fell to a great catch at mid-on by Gunasekera.

  • She played too soon at a short-pitched ball, and spooned a catch to mid-on, who took good care not to drop it.

  • She played too soon at a short-pitched ball, and spooned a catch to mid-on.


British Dictionary definitions for mid-on

mid-on

noun cricket
  1. the fielding position on the on side closest to the bowler
  2. a fielder in this position
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