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wicket

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noun wick·et \ˈwi-kət\

Simple Definition of wicket

  • : any one of the series of curved wires in the ground that the ball must be hit through in the game of croquet

  • cricket : either of the two sets of three wooden sticks at which the ball is bowled

  • : the rectangular area of ground that is between the two wickets

Full Definition of wicket

  1. 1 :  a small gate or door; especially :  one forming part of or placed near a larger gate or door

  2. 2 :  an opening like a window; especially :  a grilled or grated window through which business is transacted

  3. 3 a :  either of the two sets of three stumps topped by two crosspieces and set 66 feet apart at which the ball is bowled in cricket b :  an area 10 feet wide bounded by these wickets c :  one innings of a batsman; specifically :  one that is not completed or never begun <win by three wickets>

  4. 4 :  an arch or hoop in croquet

Origin of wicket

Middle English wiket, from Anglo-French, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse vīk inlet, corner


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with wicket


WICKET Defined for Kids

wicket

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noun wick·et \ˈwi-kət\

Definition of wicket

  1. 1 :  an arch (as of wire) through which the ball is hit in the game of croquet

  2. 2 :  a small gate or door in or near a larger gate or door

  3. 3 :  a small window (as in a bank) through which business is conducted

  4. 4 :  either of the two sets of three rods topped by two crosspieces at which the ball is bowled in cricket





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