nips

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the fielding position of point, presumably so called because the fielder was stationed there to catch balls ‘nipped up’ off the edge of the striker’s bat (
    See nip
    )
    Citation ‘In the match between Eton and Harrow 1822 I fielded “nips”. It was the position since named “point”. There were also cover-nips and long-nips’ (Herbert Jenner-Fust in Pullin 1900)
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