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  1. googly, wrong 'un, bosie, bosie ball(noun)

    a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way


  1. googly(Noun)

    A ball, bowled by a leg break bowler, that spins from off to leg (to a right-handed batsman), unlike a normal leg-break delivery.

  2. googly(Adjective)

    Of the eyes, bulging.

  3. Origin: The etymology is uncertain but it is linked to Bernard Bosanquet, who developed such a delivery. It may be important that the word was first reported during one of his New Zealand matches.


  1. Googly

    In cricket, a googly is a type of delivery bowled by a right-arm leg spin bowler. It is occasionally referred to as a Bosie, an eponym in honour of its inventor Bernard Bosanquet. It can also be described, colloquially, as a wrong'un.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of googly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of googly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • गुगलीHindi
  • ಗೂಗ್ಲಿKannada
  • googlySwedish
  • மரப்பநாட்டத்தில் பந்து ஒரு பக்கம் சுற்றி மற்றொரு பக்கம் அடித்தல்Tamil
  • గూగ్లీTelugu

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