fly-slip

Definition

Cricket

  • noun an off-side fielding position (or the player occupying it) directly behind the slips and somewhat shorter than third man; fly-slip is particularly effective for trapping a batsman who is inclined to slice the ball over the heads of the slips
    Citation ‘So many runs came from uppercuts over the slips that Willis eventually sent two men two-thirds of the way back to the boundary to act as fly-slips’ (Matthew Engel, Guardian 6 November 1982)
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