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inswinger

[ in-swing-er ]
/ ˈɪnˌswɪŋ ər /
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noun Cricket.

a bowled ball that veers from off side to leg side.

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Origin of inswinger

First recorded in 1915–20; in + swinger
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British Dictionary definitions for inswinger

inswinger
/ (ˈɪnˌswɪŋə) /

noun

cricket a ball bowled so as to move from off to leg through the air
soccer a ball kicked, esp from a corner, so as to move through the air in a curve towards the goal or the centre
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