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Definition of cover
- undergrowth or trees used as a shelter by animals:the standing crops of game coverSee also covert (sense 1 of the noun).
- 6 Cricketshort for cover point.an easy catch by Hick at cover
Middle English: from Old French covrir, from Latin cooperire, from co- (expressing intensive force) + operire 'to cover'. The noun is partly a variant of covert