Definition of batting order in US English:

batting order


  • The order in which batters take their turn at bat.

    ‘I want you to come in lower down the batting order’
    ‘the timing and the batting order can achieve the results they intend’
    • ‘The batting order has not been established with any degree of certainty; with many players unsure of what role to perform.’
    • ‘With four hitters in the lineup like the ones you mention, it wouldn't matter much where the manager placed them in the batting order.’
    • ‘When the Rockies traded outfielder Juan Pierre, they created a void atop the batting order.’
    • ‘We've also shifted the batting order around a bit and everyone's understood their roles, responsibilities and made a few sacrifices.’
    • ‘The batting order definitely needs to be altered.’