from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that loosens
- n. a usually inaccurate delivery bowled early in a bowler's first over
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, loosens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who loosens. That which loosens; a laxative.
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His loosener was a tentative full toss that Kevin Pietersen drove for four, but he soon grew in confidence.
That must be why I am so completely baffled by this loosener from Gary Naylor: I've spent a delightful night on the big white telephone calling Hughie and Ralph.
Maiden.83rd over: Pakistan 226-2 Azhar Ali 79 Younus 115 Jimmy Anderson begins with a loosener, arcing away outside off stump as Jerusalem is sung with a rocking drum accompaniment from the Pakistan fans.
The 21-year-old is not the most stylish of batsmen but his application was impressive, making it all the more surprising when he wafted at Steven Crook's wide loosener after lunch and under-edged a catch to John Simpson behind the stumps.
Carter, named the 2010 Professional Cricketers' Association player of the year on the back of 617 runs and 51 wickets in Division One, enjoyed a stroke of fortune when his loosener resulted in the leg‑side strangle of Stephen Moore for 76.
But he has missed the point here by as wide a margin as a Steve Harmison loosener does the stumps.
It was the sort of undemanding muscle-loosener Stosur would have begged for, given the intensity of her earlier matches.
He bowls one loosener that Pietersen drives down the ground for four, and then takes the second new ball.
Eros, again now, the loosener of limbs troubles me...
A ride with him is a real eye opener, not to mention a filling loosener.