square leg

or square-leg


noun Cricket.

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.

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Origin of square leg

First recorded in 1850–55
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square leg

noun cricket

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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