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 In the inning, the Bulldogs brought 10 batters to the plate, had five walks, a hit batsman and three hits, including a double by Ruiz that scored two and a single by Delgado that scored one. Jeff Tully,, "Burbank baseball pulls away from Glendale in contentious contest," 4 Apr. 2018 In a game that featured a combined 16 walks, five hit batsmen and three wild pitches, there was no such thing as a comfortable lead. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds score early and often to beat Milwaukee Brewers for 6th consecutive win," 22 June 2019 This often unplayable bowling made the performance of the series’ best batsman even more extraordinary. M.j., The Economist, "Against expectations, this year’s Ashes were a slow-burning classic," 17 Sep. 2019 The Pirates loaded the bases in the second inning with a walk, two-out single and a hit batsman. Bobby Nightengale,, "Trevor Bauer allows 8 runs in 3 innings; Cincinnati Reds swept by Pittsburgh Pirates," 25 Aug. 2019 Cashner’s walked 17 batters to go along with three hit batsmen in his 30⅓ innings with the Sox. Julian Mcwilliams,, "Red Sox holding out hope Andrew Cashner deal will pay off," 13 Aug. 2019 Lee battled through four laborious innings allowing eight runs on eight hits, three walks and a hit batsman, striking out six. Anthony Ciardelli,, "Huntington West Orioles blank Costa Mesa American Angels," 8 June 2019 In 2014, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died aged 25, two days after being hit in the head by a ball when batting in a domestic match. Ben Morse, CNN, "Steve Smith's concussion raises troubling memories for Australian cricket," 19 Aug. 2019 The Reds loaded the bases in the third inning through an Alex Blandino single, hit batsman and a walk. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds officially eliminated from the postseason after loss to Chicago Cubs," 16 Sep. 2019

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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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17 Jan 2020

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“Batsman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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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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