Definitions

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  • noun cricket A left arm unorthodox spin bowler
  • noun cricket A ball, bowled by a left arm unorthodox spin bowler, with the wrist action of a leg break, but which spins from off to leg for a right handed batsman
  • noun cricket Or, conversely, such a ball bowled with the action of a googly.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A small, innocuous-looking fish called a chinaman leatherjacket is swarming in Sydney waters, attacking and eating anything that moves, from bare fishing hooks to large marlin.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • The chinaman is a delivery for left-arm wrist spinners which mimics the right-arm leg spinner's googly - a ball that is difficult to read.

    Asia Times Online

  • I'm not quite pedigreed enough in my marketing background to postulate any sort of coherent theory as to why someone might think glorifying video hos would sell skin cream or how the passé and offensive stereotype of a heavily accented "chinaman" would sell hot pockets.

    Czerina Salud: Minority Marketing Gone Wild: Beyond Nivea

  • As for Katich his century, which came off just 137 balls and included 13 fours, capped off a fine match after he took 3-34 with his underused 'chinaman' deliveries on day three.

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  • As for Katich his century, which came off just 137 balls and included 13 fours, capped off a fine match after he took 3-34 with his underused 'chinaman' deliveries on day three.

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

  • As for Katich his century, which came off just 137 balls and included 13 fours, capped off a fine match after he took 3-34 with his underused 'chinaman' deliveries on day three.

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

  • As for Katich his century, which came off just 137 balls and included 13 fours, capped off a fine match after he took 3-34 with his underused 'chinaman' deliveries on day three.

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

  • As for Katich his century, which came off just 137 balls and included 13 fours, capped off a fine match after he took 3-34 with his underused 'chinaman' deliveries on day three.

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

  • A chinaman can call himself a mexican and if you disagree with him you are a racist.

    Think Progress » Rep. Brian Bilbray Says He Can Spot Undocumented Immigrants Based On The Shoes They Wear

  • What they know for sure is that he was a genius with the ball (a master of deliveries such as the chinaman, the floater, and even the double bounce), and he was in love with a girl called Shirali Fernando (described by one of her competitors as being "shallower than a foot tray").

    Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka – review

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  • "Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please."

    February 18, 2007

  • Cricket jargon - 1. a left-arm wrist spinner; 2. ball bowled by a left-arm spinner that turns in to the right-hand batsman.

    November 30, 2007