lower order



  • noun the late order; the tail
    Citation ‘The largest crowd of the series — 7029 — turned up on Saturday to see Australia reply with a respectable total of 150, thanks to some lower-order resistance from Anne Palmer (39), Joyce Brewer (26) and Barbara Peden (24 not out)’ (Cashman & Weaver 1991)
    Citation ‘Even in the press box, heads hit desks at the thought of Warne the fox loose in the chicken run of England’s lower order’ (Haigh 2005)