third man

third man

noun
1.
Cricket.
a.
the position of a fielder on the off side between slip and point.
b.
the fielder occupying this position.
2.
Lacrosse.
a.
the position of a player, first in the line of defense between center and goal.
b.
the player occupying this position.

Origin:
1870–75

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third man
 
n
cricket
 a.  a fielding position on the off side near the boundary behind the batsman's wicket
 b.  a fielder in this position

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