Definition of lbw abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌel biː ˈdʌbljuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌel biː ˈdʌbljuː//
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(in cricket) leg before wicket (When the ball hits a player’s leg instead of hitting his or her bat, and would have hit the wicket if the leg had not stopped it, then that player is out lbw and has to stop batting.) See related entries: Cricket