bats·​man | \ˈbats-mən \

Definition of batsman 

: a batter especially in cricket

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Of Texas City’s five free passes to first base, three eventually made the complete tour of the bases as did one of the four hit batsmen. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial ties Texas City in nightcap of twinbill," 6 June 2018 In recent years, the game has been tilted too much in favor of the batsmen. Nick Compton, CNN, "How to solve cricket's ball-tampering problem?," 30 Mar. 2018 What a great batsman, Jim Riggleman. ... Idiot’s Hall of Fame Inaugural Class: The person who shot and killed a giraffe and then celebrated. Nick Canepa,, "Latest star Laker? Yeah, just forgot all the early great ones," 7 July 2018 Taking advantage of the Hoover errors and a hit batsman, the Bulldogs also had three hits in the top of the first inning, bringing nine batters to the plate to take a 5-0 lead. Jeff Tully,, "Burbank baseball slugs past Hoover," 21 Apr. 2018 Otherwise, Richard’s only mistakes were a trio of walks and one hit batsman. Matthew Defranks,, "Clayton Richard dominates Marlins as Miami loses ninth of last 12," 10 June 2018 The hit batsman in the second led the Wolves' only run in regulation. Jim Derry,, "Rayne 3, Salmen 1: Suicide squeeze in 10th crushes Spartans, ends their season," 24 Apr. 2018 After Oklahoma State tied the game on a home run from Andrew Rosa in the third inning, Stetson retook the lead in the fourth on a leadoff walk, hit-batsmen, single and an RBI fielder’s choice by Austin Hale. Steve T. Gorches,, "Stetson baseball keeps rolling with DeLand Regional win over Oklahoma State," 3 June 2018 Gagne had allowed 18 hits, 11 walks, a hit batsman and 12 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rewind to May of 2008 on the 10th anniversary of the Milwaukee Brewers’ memorable run to the playoffs.," 31 May 2018

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1756, in the meaning defined above

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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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