Definition of third man in English:

third man


  • 1A fielding position near the boundary behind the slips.

    • ‘I was pretty nervous standing at mid-off and third man.’
    • ‘I'd put him at long leg, then mid-off, then third man and back to long leg several times between overs just to let him know who's in charge now.’
    • ‘I tried to steer one to third man, but guided it to first slip instead’
    • ‘I attempted a glide down to third man, and ended up edging it to slip’
    1. 1.1A fielder at third man.
      • ‘Both Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss weathered the opening hostility and, aided by the lack of a third man, started scoring freely.’