- the position of a fielder on the off side between slip and point.
- the fielder occupying this position.
- the position of a player, first in the line of defense between center and goal.
- the player occupying this position.
Origin of third man
First recorded in 1870–75
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- a fielding position on the off side near the boundary behind the batsman's wicket
- a fielder in this position