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cricket

noun crick·et \ ˈkri-kət \

Definition of cricket

1 : any of a family (Gryllidae) of leaping orthopteran insects noted for the chirping notes produced by the male by rubbing together specially modified parts of the forewings
2 : a low wooden footstool
3 : a small metal toy or signaling device that makes a sharp click or snap when pressed

Illustration of cricket

Origin and Etymology of cricket

Middle English criket, from Anglo-French, of imitative origin

Other Insect Terms


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cricket

noun

Definition of cricket

1 : a game played with a ball and bat by two sides of usually 11 players each on a large field centering upon two wickets each defended by a batsman
2 : fair and honorable behavior
  • it wasn't cricket for her to break her contract
  • —Gerry Nadel

Origin and Etymology of cricket

Middle French criquet goal stake in a bowling game


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cricket

verb

Definition of cricket

intransitive verb
: to play the game of cricket

cricketer

noun

First Known Use of cricket

circa 1809



CRICKET Defined for Kids

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cricket

noun crick·et \ ˈkri-kət \

Definition of cricket for Students

: a small leaping insect noted for the chirping sound made by the males rubbing part of the wings together

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cricket

noun

Definition of cricket for Students

: a game played on a large field with bats, ball, and wickets by two teams of eleven players


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