chinaman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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) Such a ball bowled with the action of a googly.

Usage notes[edit]

Two of the cricket definitions have opposing meanings, but both are used.

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