Definition of boundary in English:


Line breaks: bound|ary
Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊnd(ə)ri

noun (plural boundaries)

  • 2 Cricket A hit crossing the limits of the field, scoring four or six runs.
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    • Hayden then plays and misses, before scoring a lucky boundary off his thigh-pad.
    • There was a century for the taking, but he refused to think about that, constantly looking to innovate and score boundaries.
    • Both were aggressive during their stand, scoring in boundaries that did not stop even when the spinners came on to stem the flow of runs.


early 17th century: variant of dialect bounder, from bound2 + -er1, perhaps on the pattern of limitary.

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