from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports “point.”

from The 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.


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  • 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.

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  • Soldiers were looking for cover-point, continue to shoot!

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  • Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • A worried-looking little person who had fielded with immense zeal during the School innings at cover-point took the first ball.

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  • The ball touched the corner of the bat, and soared up in the direction of cover-point, where Pringle held it comfortably.

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  • Flower was bowling; it was a fast, true wicket, and Stott, who was a safe field, was at cover-point.

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