off stump


noun Cricket.

the outside stump opposite the one at which the batsman stands. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for off stump

Historical Examples of off stump

  • Flower bowled him a short-pitched, fast ball, rather wide of the off-stump.

    The Wonder

    J. D. Beresford

  • The next ball was of the same length, but this time off the off-stump.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • In cricketing parlance, he is in that case stronger on his leg than on his off-stump.

  • The first ball was well outside the off-stump; it landed in the National School grounds that ran alongside of the school field.

  • At any rate, he attempted no leg-glides on the off-stump, and in consequence found little difficulty in staying in.