worm burner

worm burner

Any ball used in a sport that rolls along the ground at a very fast speed. Sometimes hyphenated. The golfer hit a worm burner off the tee that skidded into the rough. The worm-burner ricocheted off the defender's leg and slipped past the goalkeeper into the net.
See also: burner, worm

worm burner

n. a fast, but low-rolling ball in golf, baseball, etc. Walter sent a worm burner down the third-base line.
See also: burner, worm
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Well, let's just say they dont' call me 'Worm burner" for nothing.
For my thoughtfulness I was rewarded by seeing Stan's second shot develop into a worm burner of no more than 20 yards.
LANCASTER - Instead of gigabytes and word processors, there will be breakaways and worm burners.