Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

middle stump

noun, Cricket.
the stump inside of the leg stump and the off stump; the second of the three stumps of a wicket. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for middle stump
Historical Examples
  • Lancaster placed his field, bowled a lightning ball, and splintered an old Oxonian's middle stump.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • At the next ball he did have a hit—right across it, and his middle stump fell flat.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • Another player came out, but at the fourth ball of the over his middle stump was levelled.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • The next ball came straight for the middle stump, but was blocked back half-way between the creases, and another run was stolen.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys Lewis Hough
  • And then that thick-set, muscular beast, for so Fluff regarded him, stared fixedly at Fluff's middle stump.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • If it had been a decent-sized rabbit, I should have plugged it middle stump; only it was a small one, so I missed.

    The Gold Bat P. G. Wodehouse
  • In 1775 they wisely introduced a middle stump, as they found the best balls harmlessly flying between the wide wickets.

    Old English Sports

    Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • Bray had just lifted a length ball off the middle stump over short-leg's head.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for middle stump

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for middle

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for middle stump