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no ball

noun, Cricket.
1.
an unfairly bowled ball.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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British Dictionary definitions for no-ball

no-ball

noun
1.
(cricket) an illegal ball, as for overstepping the crease, throwing, etc, for which the batting side scores a run, and from which the batsman can be out only by being run out
2.
(rounders) an illegal ball, esp one bowled too high or too low
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3.
(cricket, rounders) a call by the umpire indicating a no-ball
verb
4.
(transitive) (cricket, of an umpire)
  1. to declare (a bowler) to have bowled a no-ball
  2. to declare (a delivery) to be a no-ball
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