Meaning of carrom ball in English:

carrom ball

Pronunciation /ˈkarəm bɔːl/


mainly Indian Cricket
  • A spin bowler’s delivery in which the ball is held between the thumb and forefinger with the middle finger bent behind it, and flicked from the hand using the middle finger (typically intended to spin in the opposite direction to the bowler's usual delivery)

    • ‘he is bowling the carrom ball much better now’


Early 21st century from carrom (or carom), the name of an Indian board game in which a player uses one counter to flick their opponent's counters + ball. See also carom.