Definition of round-arm in English:



  • (of bowling) performed with an outward horizontal swing of the arm.

    • ‘Throughout the fight Cantwell swung wildly at the champion with round-arm swings which Petelo easily avoided.’
    • ‘Over-arm bowling was still not the thing in those days, but J. Caesar was a fast round-arm bowler.’
    • ‘He is credited with introducing round-arm and overarm bowling to Victoria.’
    • ‘Fleming had struggled to pick Lasith Malinga's round-arm deliveries in the first Test at Napier, released from in front of the umpire, after which he had made the request.’
    • ‘Under the pressure that comes with a major final Boswell's chest-on, round-arm action disintegrated and Somerset cruised to victory.’