Word Origin for yorker
Examples from the Web for yorker
Then suddenly he realised that the thing was going to be a yorker, and banged his bat down in the block just as the ball arrived.Mike|P. G. Wodehouse
The ball not only happened to be straight, but was also a yorker.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
We don't pay no more attention hereabouts to what a Yorker sheriff says than if he was a catamount,—no, not so much as that!
She had sent down a deadly "yorker" which got under Janet's bat and spread-eagled her wicket.The Girls of St. Cyprian's|Angela Brazil
Lithe and quick as an eel, Jack squirmed up to the man's chest and gripped the Yorker's throat in his hands.