outside edge

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun the edge of the bat, when held more or less perpendicularly, that is further from the batsman; the ‘off-side’ edge of the bat
    Citation ‘Harper, after a long intelligent spell at the left-handers … found the top outside edge of Gower’s bat’ (Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Cricketer September 1984)
    Citation ‘Flintoff raised an enquiring arm, followed by an impish smile, when he went past Gilchrist’s outside edge in the next over’ (Haigh 2005)
  • noun an unintentional deflection of the ball off the outside edge of the bat
    Citation ‘Next ball, read got an outside edge to a ball that went flying through the slips’ (Owen Slot, Times 8 August 2006)
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