noun wick·et \ˈwi-kət\

: 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

:  a small gate or door; especially :  one forming part of or placed near a larger gate or door
:  an opening like a window; especially :  a grilled or grated window through which business is transacted
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>
:  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


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