Definitions

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  • n. a device that combines slow-motion video and a graphical representation of sound waves recorded from stump and pitch microphones to determine whether a small noise (a snick) occurred as the ball passed the bat and/or pad, and thus whether the batsman made contact with the ball.

Etymologies

From snick +‎ -meter (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • dead doubles Some technical words are pure pleasure: No one who learns the word Snickometer a device used by cricket umpires to help make calls is unhappy about it, cricket fan or not.

    2011 in Words

  • Another technology, called Snickometer, or Snicko, creates a soundwave that can be used fairly accurately to judge whether, for example, the ball has brushed the bat on the way through to the wicketkeeper, but as it stands it takes too long to build the soundwave for the system to be of practical use, except by broadcasters.

    Cricket Should Rule on Reviews, and Not Look Back

  • Although television replays could not provide conclusive proof that contact had been made with the bat, third umpire Amiesh Saheba had no access to "Snickometer" or "Hot Spot" technologies which provide more revealing evidence for caught behind appeals.

    BBC - Ouch

  • Sound Advice Snickometer Another technology, called Snickometer, or Snicko, creates a sound wave that can be used fairly accurately to judge whether, for example, the ball has brushed the bat on the way through to the wicketkeeper...

    Week in Words

  • India are opposed to the technology - HawkEye lbw decisions, plus Hotspot and Snickometer reviews to help with catches - and countries are allowed to opt out of using it due to cost.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Snickometer has since revealed that the ball flicked

    The Guardian World News

  • I'd strongly consider Daniel Vettori's suggestion of reducing it to one per side, although then you have problems with those caught behinds that you know are out but only appear on the unused Snickometer.

    The Guardian World News

  • When it became clear, too, that there were insufficient funds to make available vital technical aids Hotspot and Snickometer - both currently in use in Australia - a dash of bewilderment was a sure-fire extra consequence.

    Cricket365 | Cricket

  • That means the ICC should stipulate that for major Test series involving two of the top six nations all the latest TV tools - namely Hawk-Eye, Hotspot and four cameras trained on the run-out/no ball lines should be compulsory (this doesn't apply to the Snickometer which can be unreliable).

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The system does also not use 'Hotspot' and 'Snickometer' technology for this series.

    ECB Latest News

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