Definition of yorker in English:


Line breaks: york¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈjɔːkə


A ball bowled so that it pitches immediately under the bat: he bowls a good yorker
More example sentences
  • Pollock bowled a yorker aimed at off-stump which Kumble edged towards the third man boundary.
  • I was completely inexperienced; I didn't know how to take the pace off the ball or how to bowl yorkers.
  • He likes bowling yorkers, as two Western Australians, the all-rounder Darren Wates and wicketkeeper Ryan Campbell, can testify.


probably from York, suggesting its introduction by Yorkshire players.