sledging

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a form of gamesmanship in which a close fielder attempts to unsettle the batsman at the crease and make him lose his concentration, especially by making abusive comments
    Citation ‘Throughout this period many English players … were disturbed by the highly developed Australian “sledging”, usually aimed at them when they were trying to concentrate on an innings’ (John Arlott, WCM January 1985)

Sports

  • noun the attempt by a fielder or bowler to undermine a batsman’s confidence by verbal abuse

Travel

  • noun the sport of going on sledges
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