no ball

noun

Definition of no ball

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a bowled ball in a cricket game that because ruled unfair by the umpire cannot take a wicket, does not count as a ball in the over, and counts one run if not otherwise scored from — compare extra

no-ball

transitive verb

Definition of no-ball (Entry 2 of 2)

: to declare a delivery by (a cricket bowler) to be a no ball

History and Etymology for no ball

Noun

from the umpire's call "no ball"

Transitive verb

no ball

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“No ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no%20ball. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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