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Yorker \York"er\, n. (Cricket) A tice.


n. (context cricket English) a ball bowled so as to bounce at or near the batsman's popping crease


In cricket, a yorker is a ball bowled (a delivery) which hits the cricket pitch around the batsman's feet. When a batsman assumes a normal stance (also referred to as a "bixing") 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 (typically to slower or spin bowlers) may by so advancing cause the ball to pitch (or land) at or around his feet and may thus cause himself to be "yorked".

Yorker (Vermont)

During the dispute over the status of Vermont in the 1770s and 1780s, a Yorker was any inhabitant of Vermont who took the position that Vermont was by rights a part of the state of New York, against the position that Vermont was entitled to the de-facto independence that it had after January 15, 1777. Under Vermont law, Yorkers and Loyalists were traitors to Vermont, subject to forfeiture of all property and banishment from Vermont.

Usage examples of "yorker".

He vaguely wondered whether Brassey had not carefully rehearsed the scene in order to impress a New Yorker.

New Yorker who operated his branch showroom only in the summer, was selling a car to an urbane and tweedy gentleman as Kiah walked in.

When you consider the size of an individual termite, photographed standing alongside his nest, he ranks with the New Yorker and shows a better sense of organization than a resident of Los Angeles.

Monday after Labor Day, the unofficial start of townie summer, and most of the insufferable New Yorkers are gone.

The grand houses and hospitality were such as Adams had never known, even if, as a self-respecting New Englander, he thought New Yorkers lacking in decorum.

Most Amsterdammers think about their city the way New Yorkers think about New York City.

New Yorkers existed as isolated units, cut off from one another by the bees, atomized and alone.

Alba for a Bostonian or a New Yorker, and you have made her pose so long that she is pale.

A New Yorker, even a car-loving Brooklynite like me, is happy on foot, and I loathe and despise the Bypass.

This kind of writing has coexisted with the Chekhovian kind for a number of decades, and if, as many have noted, the attenuated and formulaic New Yorker story represents the final stage of the older form, it may be that the Kafkan mode is gaining ascendancy over modern tastes.

New Yorkers threw out the most amazing things, and many city dwellers had furnished entire apartments from curbside scavenging.

Pi Delt sisters were going to perform a similar act on Stuart, for the benefit of New Yorkers.

New Yorkers never paid any attention to traffic signals, anyway, and the dimout made the streets dark, shadowy canyons.

Caroline Whittier had talked about Greens and Grays last night, suggesting they might be at least some of the thousands of New Yorkers Cyril had been threatening in his phone message.

Newspaper articles about it suggested the graves might contain the remains not only of Federal and Colonial New Yorkers but Manate and Lenape Indians as well.