paceman

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a fast bowler
    Citation ‘The second day, though, saw a change of fortunes as West Indies’ pacemen restricted India to a further 165 runs’ (WCM December 1983)
    Citation ‘His 13-wicket haul in a Test at Perth, the paradise of pacers, is still talked about by the West Indians who had to face him firing on all cylinders’ (Haresh Pandya, The Hindu 20 March 1993)
    Citation ‘Where some of the world’s most talented batters groped, Gavaskar got thirteen centuries against the West Indian pacers’ (Purandare 2005)
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