leg before wicket
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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Examples from the Web for leg before wicket
Indeed it was leg-before-wicket, as the poor man felt when he was assisted back to his tent.
It was two hours before Jack had sorely lamed him in the hip, and the umpire had given it leg-before-wicket.