Definition of Batsman

1. Noun. (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting.

Exact synonyms: Batter, Hitter, Slugger
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Ballplayer, Baseball Player
Specialized synonyms: Bunter, Designated Hitter, Pinch Hitter, Switch-hitter, Whiffer
Derivative terms: Bat, Slug



Definition of Batsman

1. n. The one who wields the bat in cricket, baseball, etc.

Definition of Batsman

1. Noun. (cricket) A player of the batting side now on the field ¹

2. Noun. (cricket) The player now receiving strike; the striker ¹

3. Noun. (cricket) Any player selected for his or her team principally to bat, as opposed to a bowler ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Batsman

1. one who bats [n BATSMEN] - See also: bats

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batsman (current term)
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Literary usage of Batsman

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1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"Balk—When a pitcher, with a view to deceiving the batsman, makes a motion as if to pitch the ball to him. and fails to do so, the umpire must declare a balk ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The batsman may also hit safely by placing the ball over the heads of the ... The batsman may be put out in various ways. For example, he is out (i) if he ..."

3. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1899)
"A foul tip is a ball batted by the batsman while standing within the lines of his ... A bunt hit is a ball delivered by the pitcher to the batsman who, ..."

4. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"Note that the term "foul hit" refers to the part of the ground to which the batsman hits a ball, and "foul strike" to his stepping out of the batter's box ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"If the batsman Succeeding him is similarly sent to his base, then the occupant of the first base is given his second ; and, in case of four men being ..."

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