wicketkeeper

noun
wick·​et·​keep·​er | \ˈwi-kət-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of wicketkeeper 

: a fielder in cricket who stands behind the wicket at which the ball is being bowled

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In South Africa, wicketkeeper Tim Paine will take over as Australia captain for the final test, which starts on Friday. Gerald Imray, Fox News, "Ball tampering plot: Smith, Warner banned for 12 months," 28 Mar. 2018 On a day that scarred Australian cricket, one player had attempted to prevent it: Rod Marsh, the wicketkeeper. Will Swanton, CNN, "Not cricket: How Australia cheating scandal harms national psyche," 26 Mar. 2018 The pitch is home to the bowler who throws the ball, the stumps (vertical sticks at either end, together called the wicket), the batsman and the wicketkeeper (similar to the catcher in baseball). Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "India Premier League cricket coach preaches teamwork at Redmond summer camp," 16 July 2017 Aaron Finch, an Australian batsman, had to stand in as wicketkeeper three times in recent months when teammates with head injuries were forced out of matches while playing the position. Tim Wigmore, New York Times, "Allowing Substitutes After Head Injuries in Cricket Meets Resistance," 4 Mar. 2017

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circa 1750, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wicketkeeper was circa 1750

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wicketkeeper

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English Language Learners Definition of wicketkeeper

cricket : the player who stands behind the wicket to catch the ball

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