Definition of outswinger in English:



  • A ball bowled with a swerve or swing from the leg to the off side.

    • ‘I got him, with one that nipped back, even though I was trying to bowl an outswinger.’
    • ‘His punishment was an outswinger from Lee and another Gilchrist celebration.’
    • ‘Hoggard is still a raw prospect, but his outswinger will always take wickets in English conditions.’
    • ‘In cricket I bowled outswingers into the wind and batted in the top three.’
    • ‘For the next man, I lined up to bowl an outswinger but it must have been the earliest known case of reverse swing, because it nipped back in and bowled him.’