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 David Paynter was a top-order batsman and part-time bowler for Northamptonshire in the early 2000s before starting a cricket footwear brand that is now branching into golf. Mike Dojc, Forbes, "Cricket Shoe Brand Payntr Gives Golf A Go," 26 Feb. 2021 In 2013, Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 30,000 runs in international cricket. Ben Morse, CNN, "World's largest cricket stadium hosts its first Test match," 24 Feb. 2021 At the time, the inexperienced Jaiswal was not signed, but years later the franchise would come back for the left-handed batsman. Vedika Sud, CNN, "Once a homeless street vendor, 18-year-old cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal has now been signed in a $327,000 deal," 18 Sep. 2020 Growing up, his hero was Sachin Tendulkar and, like the great batsman, Jaiswal wanted to play for Mumbai and, of course, his country. Vedika Sud, CNN, "Once a homeless street vendor, 18-year-old cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal has now been signed in a $327,000 deal," 18 Sep. 2020 Bowlers launch the ball -- smaller and heavier than a baseball -- into the turf at speeds of 90 miles an hour with the aim of bouncing it at a batsman’s head. James Ludden And Eben Novy-williams | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why Collision and Concussion Are Sports’ Twin Dangers," 2 Nov. 2019 Consider that since Williams and his band of batsmen arrived in 1972, the Rangers have the highest starting rotation ERA (4.53) in this stratosphere. Dallas News, "Rangers enter a strange new world led by a rebuilt pitching staff that could be one of the franchise’s best," 13 Feb. 2020 Soon after, another rocketed into Steve Smith's neck -- just below his left ear -- poleaxing the Aussie batsman. Ben Morse, CNN, "Steve Smith's concussion raises troubling memories for Australian cricket," 19 Aug. 2019 Firstly, the Astros don't even lead the league in hit batsmen per game. Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY, "Astros players are getting hit, but everyone needs to chill: There's no cause for concern (yet)," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of batsman

1756, in the meaning defined above

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6 Mar 2021

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“Batsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of batsman

: a player who is batting especially in the game of cricket
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