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
3 a :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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Origin and Etymology of wicket

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


WICKET Defined for English Language Learners

wicket

noun

Definition of wicket for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

wicket

noun wick·et \ ˈwi-kət \

Definition of wicket for Students

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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