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tailender (plural tailenders)
- (cricket) One of the last four or five batsmen in the batting order, normally bowlers with limited batting ability; a member of the tail
2009 January 31, Michael Horan, “Andrew McDonald strikes early for Victoria”, in Herald Sun:
- The Bushrangers moved a step closer to securing a berth in the final when tailenders Damien Wright and Clint McKay posted a century stand on day two, which gave the Vics a first-innings 400.
- (sports) A member of the tail-end