third man

noun

Definition of third man

  1. 1 :  an offside fielding position in cricket usually near the boundary and roughly in line with third slip and the striker; also :  a player fielding in this position

  2. 2 [translation of Greek tritos anthrōpos] :  a logical paradox in which the attempt to pass from one thing to another or to relate one conception to another reveals the necessity of a third and intervening thing or conception and hence leads to an infinite regress

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