• noun
    (written as off drive)
    a form of drive, played to a ball pitching on or just outside off stump, by which the ball is sent into the area between cover and mid-off.
    See drive
  • verb to hit the ball when playing an off drive
    Citation ‘In the seventy-ninth over he off-drove a no-ball by Underwood for four’ (Berry 1982)
    Citation ‘A square off-driven four was all he added to his 101’ (Steve James, Guardian 15 July 2006)