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cover point

Cricket. the position and the player stationed near the point.
Lacrosse. the position and the player stationed before the point.
Origin of cover point
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Twelve runs had been scored in the first five balls; there had been a possible run out; a catch had been missed at cover-point.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.

    Tom Brown's School Days Thomas Hughes
  • Some balls he hit to “leg,” and some he cut with terrific force past “cover-point.”

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
  • cover-point was the doctor, and probably the safest man in the whole field to whom to send a catch.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • cover-point: the person who stops a ball or the act of stopping it.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • Then the last man came in, and the first thing he did was to send up a nice little dolly catch to Eric at cover-point.

  • The Hammond cover-point checked his stick and secured the disk, shooting it down the rink.

    The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for cover-point

cover point

  1. a fielding position in the covers
  2. a fielder in this position
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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