Definitions

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  • interj. The cry used by members of the fielding team to make an appeal to the umpire.

Etymologies

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Reduction of "How is that?"

Examples

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  • Contraction of "How is that?", an appeal to the umpire in a game of cricket to make a decision. In some circumstances an umpire is not permitted to give a batsman out unless the fielding team has requested a decision, hence the need to ask the question.

    November 29, 2007