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delivery

noun (GIVING)    /dɪˈlɪv.ər.i/ US  /-ɚ-/
[S] the way in which someone speaks in public: the actor's deliveryWays of speaking [C or U] in some sports, such as cricket or baseball, the act of throwing the ball towards the person with the bat, in order for that person to try to hit the ball: That was a good delivery from Thompson. The pitcher is famous for the speed of his delivery.CricketGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of delivery noun (GIVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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