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

Recent Examples of wicketkeeper from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'wicketkeeper.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of wicketkeeper

circa 1750


WICKETKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

wicketkeeper

noun

Definition of wicketkeeper for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about wicketkeeper


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wicketkeeper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!