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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.
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.
Cronshaw knows the averages of every first-class cricketer for the last twenty years," said Lawson, smiling.
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.
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.
Ryan Sidebottom and fellow England player Ian Bell were also in the five along with Zaheer Khan, with Jacques Kallis named World Cricketer of the Year.
England cricketer Adam Hollioake said his brother Ben, who was killed in a car accident, would have been `` proud'' as he set off on a 2,000-mile charity trip.
Last week, UAE domestic cricketer Waheed Ahmad cracked a century in just 27 balls.
A cricketer should not feel that he's off the hook and he can do anything he feels like.
2 I was a cricketer who played for three counties in my domestic career - Leicestershire, Lancashire and Durham.
THE England and Warwickshire cricketer has had another notable year for his club and country.