(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.
- 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’
Citation ‘A square off-driven four was all he added to his 101’
(Steve James, Guardian
15 July 2006)