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.
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n. a fast, but low-rolling ball in golf, baseball, etc. Walter sent a worm burner down the third-base line.
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