no ball


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

Definition of no-ball (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for no ball


from the umpire's call “no ball”

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“No ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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