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Meaning of "fine leg" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FINE LEG

fine leg play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FINE LEG

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Fine leg is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FINE LEG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fine leg

Fielding (cricket)

Fielding in the sport of cricket is the action of fielders in collecting the ball after it is struck by the batsman, in such a way either to limit the number of runs that the batsman scores or to get the batsman out by catching the ball in flight or running the batsman out. Cricket fielding position can be broken down into offside and legside parts of the field. A fielder or fieldsman may field the ball with any part of his person. However, if while the ball is in play he wilfully fields it otherwise, the ball becomes dead and 5 penalty runs are awarded to the batting side unless the ball previously struck a batsman not attempting to hit or avoid the ball. Most of the rules covering fielders are in Law 41 of the Laws of cricket. In the early days of Test cricket, fielding was not a priority and many players were sloppy when it came to fielding. With the advent of One Day International matches, fielding became more professional as saving runs became more important. A good fielding side can often save 30+ runs in the course of an ODI innings.

Definition of fine leg in the English dictionary

The definition of fine leg in the dictionary is a fielding position between long leg and square leg. Other definition of fine leg is a fielder in this position.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FINE LEG

fine
fine art
Fine Gael
fine print
fine structure
fine-cut
fine-draw
fine-drawn
fine-drew
fine-grain
fine-grained
fine-tooth comb
fine-toothed comb
fine-tune
fine-tuning
fineable
fineableness
fineish
fineless
finely

WORDS THAT END LIKE FINE LEG

a hollow leg
an arm and a leg
cabriole leg
dead leg
inside leg
long leg
lower leg
milk leg
pant leg
peg leg
pull someone´s leg
shake a leg
short leg
show a leg
square leg
table leg
trouser leg
white leg
wooden leg

Synonyms and antonyms of fine leg in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fine leg» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FINE LEG

Find out the translation of fine leg to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fine leg from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fine leg» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

腿细
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fina pierna
570 millions of speakers

English

fine leg
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फाइन लेग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الساق غرامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прекрасно нога
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perna fina
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফাইন লেগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la jambe fine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kaki halus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feinbein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

細かい足
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미세 다리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Leg apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chân thiện mỹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நன்றாக கால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दंड लेग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ince bacak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gamba multa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niezły mecz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прекрасно нога
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

picior fin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόστιμο πόδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fyn been
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fin benet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fin etappe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fine leg

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FINE LEG»

The term «fine leg» is normally little used and occupies the 111.494 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FINE LEG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fine leg

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FINE LEG»

Discover the use of fine leg in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fine leg and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Parachutist at Fine Leg: And Other Unusual Occurrences from ...
This collection compiles the best and funniest from Wisden since its earliest days in the last century.
Gideon Haigh, 2007
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Cricket For Dummies
Typical fielding positions include: square leg, backwards square leg, fine leg, short fine leg and long leg. Generally, square leg stands parallel to the square leg umpire around 20—25 metres from the batsman; short square leg will be closer, ...
Julian Knight, 2013
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The doctrine of permutations and combinations: being an ...
CORRIGENDA. Pag. 8, lin. 7, lege inter — p. 12, 1. 2 a fine, leg. 48X — p. 15, 1. 4 , leg. +px— p. 30, 1. 4, leg. V°-±?+± + VE5rE? — p. 78, 1. 7 a fine, leg. besbx — p. 107, 1. 9 a fine, leg. 6^ — p. 119, 1. 6, leg. terms — p. 134, 1. ult. leg. 1767 — p ...
Francis Maseres, Jakob Bernoulli, John Wallis, 1795
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Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games ...
Setup Back-foot leg glance Goal Play a shot to a ball that pitches around the leg stump in zones 4 or 6 by deflecting the ball off the hip toward the fine leg [figure 20.20] using the speed of the bowled ball to generate the power. Condition Use ...
Stephen A. Mitchell, Judith L. Oslin, Linda L. Griffin, 2013
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Australian Cricket Team in England in 1948
The batsman obliged, but edged the ball onto wicket-keeper Evans' head and was caught by a forward-diving Edrich at short fine leg.253,254 The partnership had yielded 121 runs in 90 minutes, and was likened by Wisden Cricketers' ...
By Wikipedians
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Cricket
There will be a couple of slip fielders, gully, point, cover, mid-off and mid-on, square-leg and fine leg. As you walk out to bat and after taking guard, look around, check where those fielders have been placed — or rather, check where the gaps ...
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Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
and architecture; the arts that appeal to the sense of beauty. fine leg o noun, cricket 1 a position in fielding between LONG LEG and SQUARE LEG. 2 a fielder in this position. finery1 /Tainan/ o noun splendour: very ornate and showy clothes , ...
Allied
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Spinner
Darby, perhaps employing spinner's tactics to a spinner, swept his first delivery to square leg, but sent a catch to short fine leg when he attempted the same shot to the similar-looking next delivery. It is illustrative of the game that Johnson was ...
Ron Elliott, 2010
9
A Dictionary of Cricket
fivc-wickct haul placed some what closer to the line of stumps, as compared to the normal positions, e.g. fine leg, fine third man. These positions are all behind the batsman, on either side of the wicket, and mainly intended to stop delicate cuts, ...
M.A. Pervez, 2001
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Modern Domestic Cookery, and Useful Receipt Book: Adapted ...
Take a fine leg of mutton that has hung a fortnight, (if the weather will permit,) and stuff ev ery part of it with some cloves of garlic, rub it with pepper and salt, and then roast it. When it is properly done,' send it up with some good gravy and red ...
William Augustus Henderson, David Hughson, 1828

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FINE LEG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fine leg is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Live Score: 1st ODI at Dambulla
It was full on the pads, Ali merely flicks it down to fine leg, where Malinga makes a mess of that one and lets the ball cross the boundary line ... «IBNLive, Jul 15»
2
Stuart Broad emerges victorious from duel with Mitchell Johnson
The message mimed by a smiling Mitchell Johnson to the canary yellow-capped travelling support ensconced down at fine leg was crude in its ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Canada qualify for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
Keifer Phill, at deep at fine leg, moved quickly to his left, diving full length to take an outstanding catch. Anantharajah followed shortly after, ... «International Cricket Council, Jul 15»
4
Ashes 2015: England v Australia – first Test, day three – as it …
70th over: England 289-9 (Anderson 1, Wood 32) Anderson gets off the mark with a little glance to fine leg, and a yorker then knocks Wood from ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Vitori's premature celebration, Rayudu's non-existent one
... of lapped sweeps off consecutive deliveries from Axar Patel in the 27th over, the shots identical in their execution and placement to fine leg. «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
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In pictures: Notts Outlaws v Derbyshire: T20 report: Record crowd …
A 34-ball drought without a boundary was broken when Hales hit Chesney Hughes to fine leg for four to the first ball of the 11th over. «Nottingham Post, Jul 15»
7
Jets grounded after Rapids get blast off
... being caught by Richard Oliver at long on and in between Phil Mustard (35) went for a sweep and was caught by Barnard at short fine leg. «Worcester Observer, Jul 15»
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Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers joins elite company after another solid …
His fist ever six — a climbing top edge off a Stuart Broad bouncer that only just cleared the head of Moeen Ali on the fine leg fence. “At the long ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
Live Cricket Score of Bangladesh vs South Africa, 1st ODI at Dhaka
However, in attempt to look for quick runs, he looked to scoop Chris Morris through fine leg and was castled. The visitors should fancy their ... «Cricbuzz, Jul 15»
10
Ashes 2015: Stuart Broad Emerges Victorious From Duel With …
The message mimed by a smiling Mitchell Johnson to the canary yellow-capped travelling support ensconced down at fine leg was crude in its ... «NDTVSports.com, Jul 15»

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