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yorker Line breaks: york¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈjɔːkə/

Definition of yorker in English:


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.

Words that rhyme with yorker

caulker (US calker), corker, hawker, Lorca, Majorca, Minorca, orca, porker, squawker, stalker, talker, walker

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