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noun Cricket.
  1. an unfairly bowled ball.

Origin of no ball

First recorded in 1740–50
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no-ball

noun
  1. cricket an illegal ball, as for overstepping the crease, throwing, etc, for which the batting side scores a run, and from which the batsman can be out only by being run out
  2. rounders an illegal ball, esp one bowled too high or too low
sentence substitute
  1. cricket rounders a call by the umpire indicating a no-ball
verb
  1. (tr) cricket (of an umpire)
    1. to declare (a bowler) to have bowled a no-ball
    2. to declare (a delivery) to be a no-ball
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