Definition of off break in English:

off break

Line breaks: off break

noun

Cricket
A ball which deviates from the off side towards the leg side after pitching: how to bowl off breaks to left-handers
More example sentences
  • The off spinner admitted that he has not got any mystery balls but simply bowls the off break coupled with the top spinner that goes straight through.
  • The West Indian batsmen failed to negotiate Muralitharan's vicious off breaks and doosras on a pitch offering sharp turn and variable bounce.
  • It is basically an all seam attack unless I bowl my off breaks.

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