• 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)
    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)