long slip

Definition

Cricket

  • noun an off-side fielding position (or the player occupying it) equivalent to what would now be called short third man, or possibly fly-slip
    Citation ‘Long slip or the Man that stands to cover the Short Slip [stands] the same distance from the stumps as the long stop … between the man at the point and the man at the slip’ (Boxall 1800)
    See also slip
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