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From pace +‎ man.


paceman (plural pacemen)

  1. (cricket, Australia, India) A fast bowler; one who specialises in bowling fast.
    • 1976, The Statesman, Volume 22, page 47,
      The flair for bright batting went against them as they fell easy prey to the Aussie pacemen.
    • 2001, Ashley Mallett, Eleven: The Greatest Eleven of the 20th Century, page 100,
      In the series he bowled 222.5 overs, a considerable number considering Test teams in 1948 could call upon a new ball every 55 overs and Australia had pacemen to burn in Lindwall, Miller, Johnston and Toshack.
    • 2006, Roland Perry, The Ashes: A Celebration, page 136,
      Instead he went trout fishing on the Kiewa River in country Victoria, but not before leaving instructions to his pacemen to attack Bradman at every opportunity. Larwood took this to mean plenty of short stuff at the rib cage and head with five men in close catching positions.
    • 2009, January 25, Cameron White and Ben Hilfenhaus return for Australia[1]:
      VICTORIA captain Cameron White and paceman Ben Hilfenhaus will return to the Australian team for the one-day international against South Africa tomorrow.
    • 2008 February 4, Anil Kumble, ‘You need to keep talking’, Outlook, page 45,
      Fourteen Australian wickets fell to our pacemen, indicating that they were sticking to the plan.
    • 2009 October, Pratiyogita Darpan, page 763,
      South African paceman Andre Nel on March 25, 2009 announced his retirement from international cricket after an eight year career during which he took more than 100 wickets in both forms of the game.





  1. accusative singular of pacema