Meaning of mid-off in English:


Pronunciation /mɪdˈɒf/


  • 1Cricket
    A fielding position on the off side near the bowler.

    ‘But until his dismissal - a sliced hoick to mid-off - his off-side game sparkled.’
    • ‘At his best he bowled to three slips, gully, third man, cover, mid-off, mid-on and square short leg.’
    • ‘Darling was able to switch from attack to defence with the utmost ease and his preferred fielding position was at mid-off.’
    • ‘Jonah was a good batsman, which made up for his lack of ability with the bat, preferring to field at mid-off.’
    • ‘Waddy is used to fielding in the deep, or at mid-on or mid-off.’
    1. 1.1A fielder at mid-off.
      ‘Kumble went round the wicket to bring the ugly miscued, sliced slog to mid-off's hands into play.’
      • ‘He tonked the third ball he faced in international cricket - from Sehwag - into the stands over long-on, and followed that up with a bludgeoned straight drive that gave mid-off no chance.’
      • ‘Flintoff is nearly out for a duck when his mistimed drive just goes over the head of mid-off, then there's a big appeal for a bat-pad catch by Simon Katich, but Billy Bowden shakes his head vigorously.’