wristy

Definitions

Cricket

  • adjective characterised by skilful and supple movement of the wrists, as in playing a cut or delivering a ball with wrist-spin
    Citation ‘Lara has long been linked with Sobers, for they share so many attributes — left-handedness, a wristy, irrepressible back foot technique and, just as striking, a ready smile and a love of life’ (Alan Lee, The Times 19 April 1994)
    Citation ‘Ian Chappell was a testing proposition for Test batsmen, letting loose wristy leg-breaks and wrong’uns from a strong action’ (Frith 1984)

Sports

  • adjective using a lot of wrist movement when hitting a ball
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