Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fielder in the game of cricket who stands a little to the right of and behind point, and whose duty it is to stop and return all balls batted toward him. See cricket.
- n. In the game of lacrosse, a player who stands just in front of point, and who should prevent the ball from coming near the goal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports “point.”
“Newton, who went to his half-century by cutting the first ball after tea, bowled by Rayner, to the cover-point boundary, duly closed on 66 not out.”
“Soldiers were looking for cover-point, continue to shoot!”
“Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.”
“Johnson, the young bowler, is getting wild, and bowls a ball almost wide to the off; the batter steps out and cuts it beautifully to where cover-point is standing very deep — in fact almost off the ground.”
“Unfortunately, however, no one was there to catch it when it fell to the ground a long way beyond cover-point, and the Inimitables scored six for it -- disgusting!”
“A hard shot over cover-point sent up his individual fifty, and two overs later he drove a length ball on the off stump past mid on to the boundary, and the hundred went up amid cheers.”
“And there is the village match, where cows are apt to stroll on to the pitch before the innings and cover-point stands up to his neck in a furze-bush.”
“A worried-looking little person who had fielded with immense zeal during the School innings at cover-point took the first ball.”
“The ball touched the corner of the bat, and soared up in the direction of cover-point, where Pringle held it comfortably.”
“Flower was bowling; it was a fast, true wicket, and Stott, who was a safe field, was at cover-point.”
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