snick

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a very slight hit in which the ball only just makes contact with the edge of the bat instead of meeting the full face; a ‘thin’ edge
    Citation ‘A snick to long leg may bring more runs than a hard hit straight’ (Badminton 1888)
  • verb to hit the ball lightly with the very edge of the bat; ‘edge’ the ball
    Citation ‘Border and the luckless Kim Hughes put together a fourth wicket stand of 62 but Marshall forced the captain to snick a slip catch and the West Indies wrapped up the Australian tail’ (Tony Cozier, Cricketer June 1984)
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