roundarm

Definitions

Cricket

  • adjective using a bowling action in which the arm, extended more or less horizontally, is brought round from behind the bowler in a plane between the level of the elbow and the level of the shoulder
    Citation ‘Miss Dean, for example, showed really superior cricket … her bowling (roundarm) was highly effective, and she made a number of exceedingly smart catches in the field’ (Town and country Journal [Sydney] 13 March 1886)
    See bowling
  • adverb using a bowling action in which the arm, extended more or less horizontally, is brought round from behind the bowler in a plane between the level of the elbow and the level of the shoulder
    Citation ‘Miss Dean, for example, showed really superior cricket … her bowling (roundarm) was highly effective, and she made a number of exceedingly smart catches in the field’ (Town and Country Journal [Sydney] 13 March 1886)
    See bowling
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