no ball

noun Cricket.
an unfairly bowled ball.

1740–50 Unabridged
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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
4.  (tr) of an umpire cricket
 a.  to declare (a bowler) to have bowled a no-ball
 b.  to declare (a delivery) to be a no-ball

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