Definition of third man in English:

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third man

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1A fielding position near the boundary behind the slips.
Example sentences
  • I'd put him at long leg, then mid-off, then third man and back to long leg several times between overs just to let him know who's in charge now.
  • I tried to steer one to third man, but guided it to first slip instead
  • I attempted a glide down to third man, and ended up edging it to slip
1.1A fielder at third man.
Example sentences
  • Both Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss weathered the opening hostility and, aided by the lack of a third man, started scoring freely.

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