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wicket

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

1
:  a small gate or door; especially :  one forming part of or placed near a larger gate or door
2
:  an opening like a window; especially :  a grilled or grated window through which business is transacted
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
:  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
WICKET Defined for Kids

wicket

noun wick·et \ˈwi-kət\

Definition of WICKET for Kids

1
:  an arch (as of wire) through which the ball is hit in the game of croquet
2
:  a small gate or door in or near a larger gate or door
3
:  a small window (as in a bank) through which business is conducted
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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