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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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


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