One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Cricketanother term for seam bowler
- ‘At the last minute they must have changed their minds and gone with a seventh batsman and four seamers.’
- ‘Now the search is on for a new seamer to work alongside the pace bowlers Andrew Harris, Greg Smith and Ryan Sidebottom.’
- ‘We picked three seamers because the wicket did assist swing bowling and there are lights here.’
- ‘During a club match we didn't have a seamer, and I opted to bowl seamers and ended up taking seven wickets in the game.’
- ‘Where others looked at spinners, seamers and batsmen, he saw folk heroes, comics and tragedians.’
- 1.1 A ball which deviates by bouncing on its seam.
- ‘Nash's last ball was a deliberate seamer, but he made the blunder of digging it in too short.’
- ‘I couldn't see the seamers and I couldn't see the spinners, either, so I am not quite sure how that works.’
2A person who seams garments.
- ‘He was a left arm seamer and opening batsmen who played two first class matches.’
- ‘The gutsy left-arm seamer showed his skills with the bat on a track where his more illustrious team-mates were dismissed cheaply.’
- ‘He sells his wicket dearly and always bowls tightly, as a No 3 seamer should.’
- ‘The same, however, cannot be said about opting to bat in a seamer's paradise in the second Test after winning the toss.’
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