slow ball


slow ball
a ball that is deliberately bowled slower than normal in an attempt to deceive the batsman into making a mistimed shot

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  • slow ball — /ˈsloʊ bɔl/ (say sloh bawl) noun Baseball, Cricket a ball bowled or pitched deliberately at a slow speed to trick the batter …   Australian English dictionary

  • ball — ball1 [bôl] n. [ME bal < OE * beallu < IE base * bhel , to swell > BOWL1, BLADDER, ON bǫllr, OHG balla, Gr phallos, L follis & flare] 1. any round, or spherical, object; sphere; globe 2. a planet or star, esp. the earth …   English World dictionary

  • slow pitch — n. a variety of softball in which the ball is pitched with an underhand motion at moderate speed in an arc that rises at least six feet above the ground: cf. FAST PITCH * * * …   Universalium

  • slow pitch — n. a variety of softball in which the ball is pitched with an underhand motion at moderate speed in an arc that rises at least six feet above the ground: cf. FAST PITCH …   English World dictionary

  • Ball of the Century — The Ball of the Century, also referred to as the Gatting Ball [cite web|url=http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,20796817 5001023,00.html|title=Warnie s Ball of the Century |publisher=Daily Telegraph (Australia)|date=2006 11 21] or …   Wikipedia

  • slow — slow1 W2S2 [sləu US slou] adj comparative slower superlative slowest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not quick)¦ 2¦(taking too long)¦ 3¦(with delay)¦ 4¦(longer time)¦ 5¦(business)¦ 6¦(clock)¦ 7¦(not clever)¦ 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slow — adj., adv., & v. adj. 1 a taking a relatively long time to do a thing or cover a distance (also foll. by of: slow of speech). b not quick; acting or moving or done without speed. 2 gradual; obtained over a length of time (slow growth). 3 not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, markedly, noticeably, sharply, significantly ▪ Sales have slowed down quite markedly. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • ball — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 round object in games ADJECTIVE ▪ bowling, cricket, golf, ping pong/Ping Pong™, rugby, soccer (esp. AmE), tennis, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • slow — /sloʊ / (say sloh) adjective 1. taking or requiring a comparatively long time for moving, going, acting, occurring, etc.; not fast, rapid or swift. 2. leisurely; gradual, as change, growth, etc. 3. sluggish in nature, disposition, or function. 4 …   Australian English dictionary


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