leg before

leg before and leg before wicket noun (cricket)
A way of being given out when the ball has struck the batsman's legs, or another part of his body, without having made contact with the bat, and would otherwise have hit the wicket (abbrev lbw)
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Main Entry:leg

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  • leg before wicket — (also leg before) adverb & adjective Cricket (of a batsman) adjudged to be out through obstructing the ball with the leg (or other part of the body) when the ball would otherwise have hit the wicket …   English new terms dictionary

  • leg before wicket — noun (in cricket) the act of stopping with the leg or some other part of the body, a bowled ball which would otherwise have hit the wicket, for which the person batting may be declared out. Abbrev.: l.b.w. Also, leg before …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Leg drop — A leg drop or legdrop refers to an attack used in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler will jump and land his leg across a fallen opponent s chest, throat, face or head or in some cases, the groin/lower abdominal… …   Wikipedia

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