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[bats-muh n]
noun, plural bats·men.
  1. a batter, especially in cricket.
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Origin of batsman

First recorded in 1750–60; bat1 + 's1 + man1
Related formsbats·man·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for batsman

Historical Examples of batsman

  • Team batting is the co-operation of batsman and base-runner.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3


  • The several ways in which a batsman may be put out are these: 1.

  • Or, when a batsman interposed a pad where a bat ought to have been.

    The Hill

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • The ball, a first ball and very fast, puzzles the batsman, accustomed to slows.

    The Hill

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • His fault as a batsman is, that he will be a slashing hitter.

British Dictionary definitions for batsman


noun plural -men
  1. cricket
    1. a person who bats or whose turn it is to bat
    2. a player who specializes in batting
  2. a person on the ground who uses bats to guide the pilot of an aircraft when taxiing
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Derived Formsbatsmanship, noun
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