a ball bowled so as to bounce at or near the batsman's popping crease
Origin: * Possibly from 18th and 19th century slang term to pull yorkshire on a person meaning "to trick or deceive" them
Yorker is a term used in cricket that describes a ball bowled which hits the cricket pitch around the batsman's feet. When a batsman assumes a normal stance this generally means that the cricket ball bounces on the cricket pitch on or near the batsman's popping crease. A batsman who advances down the pitch to strike the ball may by so advancing cause the ball to pitch at or around their feet and may thus cause themselves to be "yorked".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
york′ėr, n. a term in cricket applied to a ball pitched to a point directly under the batsman's bat—formerly called tice from entice. [Prob. from Yorkshire, but history quite unknown.]
The numerical value of yorker in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of yorker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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