cover point



Cricket. the position and the player stationed near the point.
Lacrosse. the position and the player stationed before the point.

Origin of cover point

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cover point

Historical Examples of cover point

  • Cover-point: the person who stops a ball or the act of stopping it.

    Tom Brown at Rugby

    Thomas Hughes

  • Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.

  • Cover-point was the doctor, and probably the safest man in the whole field to whom to send a catch.

  • Twelve runs had been scored in the first five balls; there had been a possible run out; a catch had been missed at cover-point.

  • The Hammond cover-point checked his stick and secured the disk, shooting it down the rink.

    The Crimson Sweater

    Ralph Henry Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for cover point

cover point


  1. a fielding position in the covers
  2. a fielder in this position
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