leg before wicket

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. leftwardly,
  2. leftwards,
  3. lefty,
  4. leg,
  5. leg art,
  6. leg break,
  7. leg bye,
  8. leg drop,
  9. leg hit,
  10. leg rope

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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.

    The Fixed Period|Anthony Trollope
  • 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