/ (ˈjɔːkə) /

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

Origin of yorker

C19: probably named after the Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Words Nearby yorker

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How to use yorker in a sentence

  • The New yorker looks upon the foreigner with the eye of patronage.

    American Sketches | Charles Whibley
  • Where is the New yorker who has not faced what you are facing?

    The Reckoning | Robert W. Chambers
  • There is, of course, a small brick library, built by the bounty of a New yorker who was born here.

    By The Sea | Heman White Chaplin
  • The New yorker is far more cosmopolitan than the Londoner; of that there is no doubt.

  • To put the matter briefly, while the outlook of the New yorker is wider than ours, his standpoint is the same.