Snickometer (plural Snickometers)
- (cricket) a device that combines slow-motion video and a graphical representation of sound waves recorded from stump and pitch microphones to determine whether a small noise (a snick) occurred as the ball passed the bat and/or pad, and thus whether the batsman made contact with the ball.
1999 July 7, L. Hibbert, “Decisions you can't argue with”, in Professional Engineering, volume 12, number 13, ISSN 0953-6639, pages 26-27:
- In cricket, there is the "third eye" to decide close run-out decisions, and also Channel 4 is introducing a technological innovation called Snickometer designed to end debates whether or not a batsman has actually made contact with the ball.
2002, Mark Nicholas, Jargonbusting: Mastering The Art of Cricket, Channel 4 Books, foreword of original by Simon Hughes, ISBN 9780752265087, Foreword, page 6:
- Alongside the snickometer moments there was the Saturday morning Roadshow, the Analyst, Jargonbusting, a sympathetic interview, an orginal feature, an e-mail question answered.