Definition of leg before wicket in English:

leg before wicket

(also lbw, leg before)

adjective & adverb

  • (of a batsman) adjudged by the umpire to be out through obstructing the ball with the leg (or other part of the body) rather than the bat, when the ball would otherwise have hit the wicket.

    [as adjective] ‘Broad was leg before for 14 runs’
    [as adverb] ‘he dismissed Stephenson leg before wicket’