Definition of seamer in English:


Line breaks: seam¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːmə


1 Cricket another term for seam bowler.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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