- the position of a fielder on the off side of the wicket.
- the fielder occupying this position.
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
He was not, however, proof against the impetuous ardour of mid-off.
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."The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.
And this the steady man followed up with a quiet two neatly placed between point and mid-off.The Willoughby Captains
Talbot Baines Reed
- the fielding position on the off side closest to the bowler
- a fielder in this position
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