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beamer

Line breaks: beam¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbiːmə
 
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Definition of beamer in English:

noun

Cricket
A ball bowled directly at a batsman’s head or upper body without bouncing (regarded as unsporting).
Example sentences
  • Kevin Pietersen smacked Lee for huge six into the stands at midwicket and there will be debate over whether a thigh-high full toss was a beamer or a missed lbw dismissal.
  • Bracewell believes that Lee could become the first cricketer to be taken to court for bowling a beamer following a recent incident that occurred in rugby league.
  • Irfan Pathan had been ordered out of the attack after he bowled two beamers in an over during the slog.

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