night-watchmen

night watchman

noun
2.
Cricket. a batsman who is sent in to bat just before the end of a day's play and continues his innings on the next day of play.
Also, night-watchman.


Origin:
1860–65

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night watchman
 
n
1.  Also called: night watch a person who keeps guard at night on a factory, public building, etc
2.  cricket a batsman sent in to bat to play out time when a wicket has fallen near the end of a day's play

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