Definition of seamer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiːmə/


1 Cricket another term for seam bowler.
Example sentences
  • We picked three seamers because the wicket did assist swing bowling and there are lights here.
  • Where others looked at spinners, seamers and batsmen, he saw folk heroes, comics and tragedians.
  • Now the search is on for a new seamer to work alongside the pace bowlers Andrew Harris, Greg Smith and Ryan Sidebottom.
1.1A ball which deviates by bouncing on its seam.
Example sentences
  • Nash's last ball was a deliberate seamer, but he made the blunder of digging it in too short.
  • I couldn't see the seamers and I couldn't see the spinners, either, so I am not quite sure how that works.
2A person who seams garments.
Example sentences
  • The gutsy left-arm seamer showed his skills with the bat on a track where his more illustrious team-mates were dismissed cheaply.
  • The same, however, cannot be said about opting to bat in a seamer's paradise in the second Test after winning the toss.
  • He sells his wicket dearly and always bowls tightly, as a No 3 seamer should.

Words that rhyme with seamer

beamer, blasphemer, Colima, creamer, dreamer, emphysema, femur, Iwo Jima, Kagoshima, lemur, Lima, oedema (US edema), ottava rima, Pima, reamer, redeemer, schema, schemer, screamer, Selima, steamer, streamer, terza rima, Tsushima

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