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  1. cricket a ball bowled so as to pitch just under or just beyond the bat
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Word Origin for yorker

C19: probably named after the Yorkshire County Cricket Club
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Historical Examples of yorker

  • "Hardly think we'd enjoy that party, neighbor," said the Yorker leader.

    Historic Events of Colonial Days

    Rupert S. Holland

  • As the cricketer said about the yorker, what else can you call him?

  • The ball not only happened to be straight, but was also a yorker.

  • Instantly Enoch had his rifle to his shoulder and had drawn bead upon the Yorker.

  • She had sent down a deadly "yorker" which got under Janet's bat and spread-eagled her wicket.