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fieldsman

[ feeldz-muhn ]
/ ˈfildz mən /
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noun, plural fields·men.British.

a fielder in cricket.

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Origin of fieldsman

1760–70; field + 's1 + man
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  • When the first striker is out, the fieldsman will take his place, the striker will bowl, and the bowler will take the field.

    The Book of Sports:|William Martin
  • Radley pulled it, as a great laugh went up, to the very spot from which the fieldsman had been removed.

    Tell England|Ernest Raymond
  • Along the ground this time the ball had come at such a pace that the fieldsman made a very half-hearted attempt to stop it.

    The Missioner|E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • But really cricket was his game; he was a splendid bat on his day, a useful slow bowler and a fine fieldsman.

British Dictionary definitions for fieldsman

fieldsman
/ (ˈfiːldzmən) /

noun plural -men

cricket another name for fielder
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