[ leg-breyk ]
/ ˈlɛgˌbreɪk /
a ball deviating to the off side from the leg side when bowled.
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Origin of leg-break
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for leg break
cricket a bowled ball that spins from leg to off on pitching
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