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  1. free hit

    • n.
      (in limited-overs cricket) an opportunity to strike the ball without the possibility of being bowled or caught out, following a no-ball;(in field hockey) a penalty hit awarded for a foul committed outside the goal area
    • noun: free hit, plural noun: free hits

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    • 1. (in limited-overs cricket) an opportunity to strike the ball without the possibility of being bowled or caught out, following a no-ball the six came off a free hit after Gough had no-balled
    • (in field hockey) a penalty hit awarded for a foul committed outside the goal area a quickly taken free hit by the home team was excellently converted
    • an easy opportunity to gain an advantage over a rival or opponent the Government's intervention also allowed a free hit for the Conservatives