chinaman

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a ball bowled by a left-arm wrist-spin bowler that breaks from off to leg when bowled to a right-handed batsman; the ‘stock’ ball of a left-arm wrist-spinner
  • noun a ball bowled by a left-arm wrist-spin bowler that breaks from leg to off when bowled to a right-handed batsman; the left-arm wrist-spinner’s googly.
    Compare googly

Sports

  • noun a slow off-break bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman
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