given man



  • noun a player who is not a regular member of a team but is allowed to play for it in a particular match, often being supplied by the opposing side in an attempt to produce a more even contest
    Citation ‘On Aug. 28, at Stephens castle green, New Alresford beat Bishops Waltham with 2 given men, by 9 wickets’ (Hampshire Chronicle 4 September 1775)