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crick·et 1

Any of various orthopteran insects of the family Gryllidae, having long antennae and legs adapted for leaping. The males of many species produce a shrill chirping sound by rubbing the front wings together.

[Middle English criket, from Old French criquet, from criquer, to click, of imitative origin.]

crick·et 2

1. Sports An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets by two teams of 11 players each.
2. Good sportsmanship and fair conduct: It's not cricket to cheat at cards.
intr.v. crick·et·ed, crick·et·ing, crick·ets Sports
To play the game of cricket.

[Obsolete French criquet, piece of wood, from Old French, stick for a bowling game, perhaps from Middle Dutch cricke, walking stick.]

crick′et·er, crick′et·eer′ (-ĭ-tîr′) n.

crick·et 3

A small wooden footstool.

[Origin unknown.]

crick·et 4

A ridged structure made of two adjoining triangular pieces covered with flashing or roofing material and built at the upper intersection of a roof and chimney to divert water and prevent the accumulation of snow and debris. Also called saddle.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cricketer - an athlete who plays cricketcricketer - an athlete who plays cricket  
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
bowler - a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket
fieldsman, fielder - a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting
wicket-keeper - stands behind the wicket to catch balls
لاعِب الكريكيت
hráč kriketu
hráč kriketu
kriket oyuncusu


[ˈkrɪkɪtəʳ] Ncriquetero/a m/f, jugador(a) m/f de críquet


[ˈkrɪkɪtər] njoueur/euse m/f de cricket


nKricketspieler(in) m(f)


[ˈkrɪkɪtəʳ] ngiocatore/trice di cricket


(ˈkrikit) noun
an outdoor game played with bats, a ball and wickets, between two sides of eleven each.
ˈcricketer noun
not cricket
unfair; not sportsmanlike.
References in classic literature ?
His youngest boy, a late-comer, a great cricketer it seemed, twelve years old or thereabouts, chattered enthusiastically of the exploits of W.
This way,' said the first speaker; 'they notch in here--it's the best place in the whole field;' and the cricketer, panting on before, preceded them to the tent.
Cronshaw knows the averages of every first-class cricketer for the last twenty years," said Lawson, smiling.
There happened not to be another cricketer among us, and it was on their own subjects that Raffles laughed with the lot in turn and in the lump.
I had no reason to suppose he was not trying; these things happen to the cricketer who plays out of his class; but when the great Raffles went on to bowl, and was hit all.
For this year the Wellesburn return match and the Marylebone match are played at Rugby, to the great delight of the town and neighbourhood, and the sorrow of those aspiring young cricketers who have been reckoning for the last three months on showing off at Lord's ground.
The 30 cricketers took part in a variety of workshops including: anti-corruption, legal support, social media training, gambling addictions, contract negotiation role plays and Q&As with former England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom and current Leicestershire captain Michael Carberry.
LAHORE -- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a Notice of Charge to batsman Nasir Jamshed in a spot-fixing scandal in the 2017 Pakistan Super League, asking the cricketer to give his reply within the next 14 days, exactly on the day when the third edition of the PSL starts in the UAE Feb 22.
Summary: Delhi [India], Jan 19 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna has said that the entire country, including the cricket governing body, is proud of Indian skipper Virat Kohli for winning the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017.
LAHORE -- Medium pacer Hasan Ali capped a memorable year by becoming the first Pakistan player to be voted as the 'ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year'.
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Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali wins the International Cricket Council (ICC) Emerging Cricketer of the Year award for 2017 on Thursday.