top-bailer

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a well-pitched-up ball that rises to the height of the bails; a bail ball
    Citation ‘He soon became sensible of the safety and excellence of the practice [of advancing to the pitch of the ball]; which saves alike the fingers and the wickets from a first-rate top-bailer’ (Mitford 1833 in HM)
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