Meaning of leg slip in English:

leg slip


  • 1Cricket
    A fielding position just behind the batter on the leg side.

    ‘Hall was bowling and Alexander had put Gilchrist to field at leg slip.’
    • ‘He also made 981 Test runs and took 64 catches, mostly in his specialist position at leg slip.’
    • ‘In an Ashes Test in 1961, the camera panned in on an Australia fielder and Johnners observed: ‘There's Neil Harvey standing at leg slip with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle.’’
    1. 1.1A fielder at leg slip.
      ‘It was not just spinners who bowled with a leg slip; often pacemen did so as well.’
      • ‘He manages to get swiftly off the strike, and force the leg slip to rush back to his original position as quickly as he got there in the first place.’