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off stump

noun, Cricket.
the outside stump opposite the one at which the batsman stands. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Flower bowled him a short-pitched, fast ball, rather wide of the off-stump.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • The next ball was of the same length, but this time off the off-stump.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • At any rate, he attempted no leg-glides on the off-stump, and in consequence found little difficulty in staying in.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • In cricketing parlance, he is in that case stronger on his leg than on his off-stump.

  • The first ball was well outside the off-stump; it landed in the National School grounds that ran alongside of the school field.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh

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