• noun a ball bowled by a wrist-spinner with relatively little spin on it, which comes out of the front of the hand and tends to go straight on and dip in to the batsman; originally an Australianism, the word is pronounced to rhyme with ‘footer’ rather than ‘shooter’
    Citation ‘Recently on to the scene has come something called the zooter, which nobody really understands but which Mike Gatting … is certain to receive the ultimate version of’ (David Hopps, Guardian 24 November 1994)
    See also mystery ball