square-cut

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun
    (written as square cut)
    a cut made by bringing a more or less horizontal bat sharply down on a short-pitched off-side ball at the moment that it passes the batsman, usually sending the ball slightly backward of square, between point and third man.
    See cut(n)(1)
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    Citation ‘Balls that were short and well outside the off-stump got full-blooded square-cuts, with Tendulkar getting right on top of the ball, and knocking it down severely to the ground’ (Purandare 2005)
  • verb to hit the ball when playing a square cut
    Citation ‘Fraser was devoid of a third man and whenever room was offered outside the off stump Wessels square cut to the boundary’ (Richard Hutton, Cricketer September 1994)
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