off-cutter

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a relatively fast ball that deviates from off towards leg after pitching, produced by ‘cutting’ the ball (
    See cut
    ) rather than by finger-spin
    Citation ‘V. W. C. Jupp … one of the most prolific and colourful all-rounders between the wars, could adapt to conditions with either nippy off-cutters or slow off-spin’ (Frith 1984)
    Citation ‘They slipped to 92 for four as Iain Sutcliffe lost his off stump to Amjad’s off-cutter’ (Andy Wilson, Guardian 19 July 2006)
    Compare off-break
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