Main definitions of york in English

: york1York2

york1

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • (of a bowler) bowl out (a batsman) with a ball that pitches under the bat.

    ‘Hudson was finally yorked by Benjamin’
    • ‘Australia's only other success came when Brett Lee yorked Indian captain Saurav Ganguly for 16.’
    • ‘Lewry kept pitching the ball on middle stump, yorking Mark Ealham and Swann.’
    • ‘David Obuya was the man sent in to stave of the hat-trick but he was yorked by Lee with the most perfect of deliveries.’
    • ‘Five minutes later with the score at 110, Statham yorked him.’
    • ‘Davies had a big slice of fortune when he was yorked by Chris Holt with the score on 14, only for the umpire to signal no-ball.’

Origin

Late 19th century: back-formation from yorker.

Pronunciation

york

/jɔːk/

Main definitions of york in English

: york1York2

York2

proper noun

  • A city in North Yorkshire, northern England, on the River Ouse; population 136,900 (est. 2009). The Romans occupied the site, known as Eboracum, from AD 71 until about AD 400; in AD 867 it was taken by the Vikings. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York and is noted for its magnificent cathedral, York Minster.

Origin

From Danish Jorvik.

Pronunciation

York

/jɔːk/