wicket

noun
wick·et | \ˈwi-kət \

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

3a : 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

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And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 At the time, the press were very critical of Giles for his lack of wickets, however the England squad and management core saw him as invaluable to their cause as the Australians struggled to score runs against him. SI.com, "Why England Supporters Are Wrong to Call for Raheem Sterling to Be Dropped for Croatia WC Semi Final," 11 July 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 California's 48th Congressional District was perhaps the stickiest wicket. Dan Merica, CNN, "Crisis averted: How the Democrats avoided disaster in California," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of wicket

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wicket

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

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wicket

noun

English Language Learners 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

wicket

noun
wick·et | \ˈwi-kət \

Kids Definition of wicket

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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