short-slip

Definition

Cricket

  • noun an off-side fielding position (or the player occupying it) equivalent to what would now be called slip
    Citation ‘On no occasion should short-slip be dispensed with … The object of short-slip is to pick up snicks which just miss the wicket-keeper’ (Badminton 1888)
    Citation ‘He remembers occasional outstanding hits, as … when he beat short-slip in a race for a delivery of Harris’s’ (P.G.Wodehouse, Reginald’s Record Knock 1909)
    Compare long slip
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