top-spinner

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a ball delivered with top-spin; its unexpected change of pace, added bounce, and failure to turn after pitching make it a useful surprise ball for the wrist-spinner
    Citation ‘Despite hands so small that he could not hold the ball comfortably, he [Tich Freeman] bowled the leg-break, googly, and top-spinner’ (John Arlott, WCM May 1984)
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