Definition of round-arm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈraʊndɑːm/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(Of bowling) performed with an outward horizontal swing of the arm.
Example sentences
  • He is credited with introducing round-arm and overarm bowling to Victoria.
  • Fleming had struggled to pick Lasith Malinga's round-arm deliveries in the first Test at Napier, released from in front of the umpire, after which he had made the request.
  • Throughout the fight Cantwell swung wildly at the champion with round-arm swings which Petelo easily avoided.

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