bats·​man ˈbats-mən How to pronounce batsman (audio)
: a batter especially in cricket

Examples of batsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His dismissal led to the immediate exposure of fellow Yorkshireman Jonny Bairstow, another batsman whose best days are well behind him at the moment. Tim Ellis, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 After loading the bases on a hit batsman and two singles, Ariton got three straight walks and another hit-by-pitch for a 7-6 lead before Caden Collier stroked a two-run single. Reports, al, 11 May 2023 Pivetta opened the inning with a hit batsman and a single, getting the Yankees back to the top of their order. Julian McWilliams,, 12 Sep. 2023 Pretty efficient all throughout except for the last couple of guys (a walk and a hit batsman). Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2023 The Rangers gave up 10 free bases on walks and hit batsmen, one of which apparently led to a brief benches-clearing incident, and three home runs. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2023 All seven runs scored in the top of the seventh inning through five walks, four hit batsmen, one fielding error and one wild pitch. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 9 Apr. 2023 Each batsman stands in front of the wickets and will exchange places if the ball is hit. Peter Rauterkus, Dallas News, 12 July 2023 Brown loaded the bases on a hit batsman and two walks with no outs in the first inning, but Arkansas could only muster one run on a sacrifice fly by Ben McLaughlin to score Tavian Josenberger. Matt Jones, Arkansas Online, 5 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of batsman was in 1756

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“Batsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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