third man


noun

Cricket.
  1. the position of a fielder on the off side between slip and point.
  2. the fielder occupying this position.
Lacrosse.
  1. the position of a player, first in the line of defense between center and goal.
  2. the player occupying this position.

Nearby words

  1. third heart sound,
  2. third house,
  3. third international,
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  5. third law of thermodynamics,
  6. third man argument,
  7. third market,
  8. third mate,
  9. third molar,
  10. third occipital nerve

Origin of third man

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for third man

third man

noun

cricket
  1. a fielding position on the off side near the boundary behind the batsman's wicket
  2. a fielder in this position
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