leg-break

[leg-breyk]

noun Cricket.

a ball deviating to the off side from the leg side when bowled.

Nearby words

  1. leg rope,
  2. leg stump,
  3. leg up,
  4. leg up, a,
  5. leg warmer,
  6. leg-of-mutton,
  7. leg-pull,
  8. leg-warmer,
  9. leg-work,
  10. leg.

Origin of leg-break

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for leg break

leg break

noun

cricket a bowled ball that spins from leg to off on pitching
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