batsman (plural batsmen)
- (cricket) A player of the batting side now on the field.
- (cricket) The player now receiving strike; the striker.
- 2001 June 19, Julia Price, “Julia's Ashes Diary 2001”, in Women's Cricket in Australia -Ashes Tour 2001, southernstars.org, archived from the original on 22 March 2015:
- The batsman, Kathryn Leng, (who has played for quite a few years for England) asked the umpire dumbfounded if Charlie was going to bowl with a helmet on.
- (cricket) Any player selected for his or her team principally to bat, as opposed to a bowler.
- (baseball, now rare) A hitter.
- (aviation, historical) An officer who used a pair of hand-held bats to signal to aircraft as they came in to land on the flight deck.
Usage notes edit
- The term batsman is applied to both male and female cricketers; batswoman is much rarer.
- In baseball, batsman is rarely used outside of the phrase 'hit batsman'.
- (cricket): batswoman (female) (when "batsman" is treated as only male)
- (cricket): batswoman (female) (when "batsman" is treated as both male and female)
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