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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.
2009 January 31, Michael Horan, “Andrew McDonald strikes early for Victoria”, 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.
- (cricket) A poor batsman who bats low in the batting order.