sight screen


noun Cricket.

a white screen set in line with the wicket as an aid to the batsman in seeing the ball when it is bowled.

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Example sentences from the Web for sightscreen

  • His eyes flicked from the sightscreen to the sky ahead, looking for the telltale flare of rockets—ready to follow like a ferret.

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  • He forgot everything but the sightscreen, concentrating on keeping the pip dead center.

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British Dictionary definitions for sightscreen

sightscreen
/ (ˈsaɪtˌskriːn) /

noun

cricket a large white screen placed near the boundary behind the bowler to help the batsman see the ball
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