leg before wicket

noun
  1. cricket a manner of dismissal on the grounds that a batsman has been struck on the leg by a bowled ball that otherwise would have hit the wicketAbbreviation: lbw
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Historical Examples of leg before wicket

  • It was two hours before Jack had sorely lamed him in the hip, and the umpire had given it leg-before-wicket.

    The Fixed Period

    Anthony Trollope

  • Indeed it was leg-before-wicket, as the poor man felt when he was assisted back to his tent.

    The Fixed Period

    Anthony Trollope