the position of a fielder on the left of the batsman and almost on the opposite side of the wicket.
the fielder occupying this position.
Origin of square leg
First recorded in 1850–55
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Then beckon to the square-leg umpire to come and replace the bail.
The sensation is like that of hitting a ball to square-leg, fair and full, at cricket.Lost Leaders
a fielding position on the on side approximately at right angles to the batsman
a person who fields in this position
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