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a batter, especially in cricket.
Historical Examples

The batsman may be “run out” in attempting a run off a “no-ball,” but cannot be put out off it in any other way.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various

Team batting is the co-operation of batsman and base-runner.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

The ball, a first ball and very fast, puzzles the batsman, accustomed to slows.
The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell

Or, when a batsman interposed a pad where a bat ought to have been.
The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell

The batsman tossed aside his stick and took a step toward first base.
For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour

To win a ball game just by telling the batsman what he was going to pitch to him!
Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team Lester Chadwick

This may be done by a batsman’s being either ‘run’ out, or ‘stumped’ out.
Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, No. 698 Various

He sent in a ball with care and the batsman had a strike called on him.
The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield

The several ways in which a batsman may be put out are these: 1.
Lippincott’s Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873 Various

He was half-way down the pitch by the time the ball reached the batsman.
The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh

noun (pl) -men

a person who bats or whose turn it is to bat
a player who specializes in batting

a person on the ground who uses bats to guide the pilot of an aircraft when taxiing


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