"all-rounder" meaning in English

Noun

Forms: all-rounders [plural] Audio: en-au-all-rounder.ogg [Australia]
  1. A versatile person, able to do many things well; used especially in reference to being good at various sports. Tags: Britain, chiefly
    Categories (kind): British English, People Categories (other): British English, People Translations (a person who has many skills): manusje van alles (Dutch), tuhattaituri (Finnish), duine ildánach [masculine] (Irish), ilbheartóir [masculine] (Irish), yl-cheirdagh [masculine] (Manx), на все ру́ки (na vse rúki) (Russian) Disambiguation of 'a person who has many skills': 75 23 2
  2. A player who is skilled in both batting and bowling. Categories (topical): Cricket
    Topics: ball-games, cricket, games, hobbies, lifestyle, sports Translations ((cricket) player skilled in both batting and bowling): yleispelaaja (Finnish), ilbheartóir [masculine] (Irish) Disambiguation of '(cricket) player skilled in both batting and bowling': 15 81 4
  3. A shirt collar going all round the neck and meeting in front. Tags: archaic

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