dead bat

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dead bat (plural dead bats)

  1. (cricket) The bat when held with a light grip such that it gives when the ball strikes it, and the ball loses momentum and falls to the ground.

Verb[edit]

dead bat (third-person singular simple present dead bats, present participle dead batting, simple past and past participle dead batted)

  1. (transitive, cricket) To play (the ball) with a dead bat.