leading arm


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  • noun a front suspension link which supports the wheel in front of the pivot point.


  • noun the bowler’s non-bowling arm, the left arm in the case of a right-arm bowler. At the moment before the bowling arm is brought over to deliver the ball, the ‘leading arm’ is held upward and forward, pointing down the wicket.
    Citation ‘Dilley … worked at running in closer to the stumps and getting his leading arm round to fine leg instead of third man’ (Scyld Berry, Observer 22 May 1983)