yorker

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a straight ball that passes underneath the striker’s bat, especially by pitching right up to or just inside the popping crease
    Citation ‘A yorker … depends for its success upon being mistaken for a half-volley and, therefore, of being hit at’ (Larwood 1933)
    See also tice

Sports

  • noun a ball bowled so that it pitches on the ground immediately under the bat
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