noun (plural: googlies)
- (Cricket) 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.
adjective ((compar) googlier, (superl) googliest)
- 1904: Bosanquet can bowl as badly as anyone in the world; but when he gets a length, those slow googlies, as the Australian players call them, are apt to paralyse the greatest players. — w:Plum Warner, P. F. Warner, How We Recovered the Ashes (referring to w:Bernard Bosanquet (cricketer), Bernard Bosanquet). Quoted in Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 4, page 248.
- Of the eyes, bulge, bulging.
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