Definition of wicket
- win by three wickets
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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