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mid off

or mid-off

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

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

Historical Examples

  • He was not, however, proof against the impetuous ardour of mid-off.

    The Lonely Unicorn

    Alec Waugh

  • Again and again its drive over long-off's head has failed to carry the bunker at mid-off.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • His partner ran a few steps, saw the ball was in the hands of mid-off, and prepared to walk back to the pavilion.

  • The conversation, very desultory, was syncopated by Jack Cardigan talking about "mid-off."

  • And this the steady man followed up with a quiet two neatly placed between point and mid-off.

    The Willoughby Captains

    Talbot Baines Reed

British Dictionary definitions for mid-off


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