square leg

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square leg

n
1. (Cricket) a fielding position on the on side approximately at right angles to the batsman
2. (Cricket) a person who fields in this position
References in classic literature ?
The speaker's obstinate carriage, square coat, square legs, square shoulders, - nay, his very neckcloth, trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, - all helped the emphasis.
His delivery is underarm and not inelegant, but he sometimes tries a round-arm ball, which I have seen double up the fielder at square leg.
Pythagorean Stew--made in a pot with two square legs (equivalent to a square high pot in use)