yorker


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yorker

(ˈjɔːkə)
n
(Cricket) cricket a ball bowled so as to pitch just under or just beyond the bat
[C19: probably named after the Yorkshire County Cricket Club]
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yorker

Ball that pitches just under or just behind the bat.
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