Definition of third man in English:

third man

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  • 1A fielding position near the boundary behind the slips.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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