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chinaman (plural chinamen)

  1. (cricket) A left arm unorthodox spin bowler
  2. (cricket) A ball, bowled by a left arm unorthodox spin bowler, with the wrist action of a leg break, but which spins from off to leg for a right-handed batsman
  3. (cricket) Or, conversely, such a ball bowled with the action of a googly.

Usage notes[edit]

Two of the cricket definitions (2 and 3) are inconsistent, but both are used.