Definition of Maiden over

1. Noun. (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored.

Exact synonyms: Maiden
Category relationships: Cricket
Generic synonyms: Over

Definition of Maiden over

1. Noun. (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maiden Over

maid of honour
maiden aunt
maiden blue-eyed Mary
maiden flight
maiden flights
maiden name
maiden names
maiden of honor
maiden over (current term)
maiden overs
maiden pink
maiden voyage
maiden voyages
maidenhair berry
maidenhair fern
maidenhair spleenwort
maidenhair tree

Literary usage of Maiden over

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1. Introduction to the Study of the History of Language by Herbert Augustus Strong, Willem Sijbrand Logeman, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Hermann Paul (1891)
"... usual the more they appear as compounds, and the less clearly and definitely we feel the force of the first noun as adjectival; cf. a maiden over with a ..."

2. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1890)
"Thus a " maiden over" appears thus—::: or (:.: if only five balls are allowed). An Over where two runs were made from the second ball and none from the ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"maiden over, in cricket, an over in which no runs are made. See ocer.—Maiden speech, one's first speech; especially, the first speech of a new member in a ..."

4. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"A MAIDEN- OVER is an OVER from which no runs are obtained. Four balls is the regulation number to an OVER in all important matches ; bul little clubs and ..."

5. The British drama; a collection of the most esteemed tragedies, comedies by British drama (1824)
"1 am glad thy knavery is found out, however—I confess the maiden over-reached me, and I had no sinister end at all. Per. Av, ay, one thing or other ..."

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