General English


  • verb to fly without power


  • noun a glance, especially one in which the bat is already at an angle at the moment of impact, so that the ball is deflected smoothly off it with little or no movement of the batsman’s wrists
    Citation ‘There is another stroke by which good length balls on the leg-side can be played — the glide or glance’ (Ranjitsinhji 1897)
  • verb to hit the ball when making a glide
    Citation ‘Trumper’s eye and quickness are inconceivable, and give him time not merely to hook and glide but to hit the ball with unique power’ (A. E. Knight, The Complete Cricketer 1906)