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- n. A male groundskeeper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as groundman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who maintains the grounds (of an estate or park or athletic field)
Come full-time it resembled what one can only describe as a groundsman's worst nightmare.
A short time ago the groundsman, at my request, broke open the ground at the wicket, and went down to a depth of over one foot, and, as I suspected from its non-draining condition, I found the soil all the way down similar to what it was on the surface.
We know that the groundsman now holds sway over the game, and that he has been encouraged by cricket committees in recent years, largely for financial reasons, to secure a wicket which, mainly by the introduction of binding soils and the use of the heavy roller, is little short of the condition of concrete.
In preparing our wicket, after nursing it for some time, the groundsman, for about 12 days before play, proceeds with its more immediate preparation.
The groundsman Steve Rouse – in his final Test this week – encountered early season problems balancing the moisture content of his pitches.
That was a reference to Evra's disciplinary case in 2008 when he was banned for four matches and fined £15,000 after an altercation with a Chelsea groundsman.
Over previous years it went in December and we didn't really get it back until March but there's a young boy, Tony Sinclair, who's our head groundsman now.
When she left home for St. Andrews, Hugh Massy-Birch had jokingly cautioned his daughter not to bother bringing a boy home unless his family had a household staff that included a groundsman and a gamekeeper.
You could tell the groundsman had real pride in that pitch.
How well the great groundsman in the sky has readied the fells for the year ahead, thanks to the deprivations of this long, cold winter.
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