swerver

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a ball that moves in the air; an inswinger or outswinger
    Citation ‘When about to bowl the swerver the seam of the ball is held vertical, two fingers on each side of it on the top, and the thumb directly underneath’ (Warner 1934)
  • noun a bowler who makes the ball swerve; a swing bowler
    Citation ‘Nowadays every cricket eleven has its “swerver” … and almost excessive care is taken to keep the newness and shine on the ball as long as possible in order that he may have every chance’ (Warner 1934)
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