bats·​man | \ ˈbats-mən How to pronounce batsman (audio) \

Definition of batsman

: a batter especially in cricket

Examples of batsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hedid it this year with the early season hit batsman. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 4 June 2022 Warne, a proud Victorian and father of three, resurrected the art of leg spin bowling, a skill that’s considered close to impossible to master, and produced some balls that are among the finest ever inflicted on a batsman. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 6 Mar. 2022 Several Indian players and former Sunrise members, including the all-rounder and left-handed batsman Ali Shah, were drafted into the international team, representing both their community as well as their country. Trishula Patel, Quartz, 20 July 2021 Starting pitcher Mike Minor had retired 13 of his last 15 batters (a walk and hit batsman were the exceptions). Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 6 July 2021 One of my favourite stories in sport is of cricketer Wilfred Rhodes coming out as the last batsman, with still 15 runs to win. David Carry, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The Sea Dogs loaded the bases on a single, error and hit batsman. Staff Report,, 30 May 2021 According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no other pitcher has thrown a non-perfect no-hitter in which his opponent did not have a walk, error, or hit batsman. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 6 May 2021 India’s ace spin bowler and batsman Ravichandran Ashwin also has decided to pull out. Biman Mukherji, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of batsman

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of batsman was in 1756

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Last Updated

10 Jun 2022

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“Batsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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