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[bats-muh n] /ˈbæts mən/
noun, plural batsmen.
a batter, especially in cricket.
Origin of batsman
1750-60; bat1 + 's1 + man1
Related forms
batsmanship, noun Unabridged
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  • The batsman la too busy watching the pitcher to think about batting.
  • He is a fine batsman, base runner and fielder, and his career on the diamond should be brilliant.
British Dictionary definitions for batsman


noun (pl) -men
  1. a person who bats or whose turn it is to bat
  2. a player who specializes in batting
a person on the ground who uses bats to guide the pilot of an aircraft when taxiing
Derived Forms
batsmanship, noun
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