drifter

Definitions

Construction

  • A pneumatic drill used for drilling horizontal or sloped blastholes.

Cricket

  • noun a slow ball that curves deceptively into or away from the batsman while in flight, without moving sharply enough to put him on the alert
    Citation ‘Zaheer … was making the most of the brief respite afforded by the off-spin of Gomes … until in the last over before lunch, the 31st, he played round a drifter and was bowled’ (Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Cricketer August 1983)
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