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wick·et

 (wĭk′ĭt)
n.
1. A small door or gate, especially one built into or near a larger one.
2. A small window or opening, often fitted with glass or a grating.
3. A sluice gate for regulating the amount of water in a millrace or canal or for emptying a lock.
4. Sports In cricket:
a. Either of the two sets of three stumps, topped by bails, that forms the target of the bowler and is defended by the batsman.
b. A batsman's innings, which may be terminated by the ball knocking the bails off the stumps.
c. The termination of a batsman's innings.
d. The period during which two batsmen are in together.
e. See pitch2.
5. Games Any of the small arches, usually made of wire, through which players try to drive their ball in croquet.

[Middle English, from Old North French wiket, nook, wicket; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

wicket

(ˈwɪkɪt)
n
1. (Building) a small door or gate, esp one that is near to or part of a larger one
2. (Building) US a small window or opening in a door, esp one fitted with a grating or glass pane, used as a means of communication in a ticket office, bank, etc
3. (Civil Engineering) a small sluicegate, esp one in a canal lock gate or by a water wheel
4. (Croquet) US a croquet hoop
5. (Cricket)
a. cricket either of two constructions, placed 22 yards apart, consisting of three pointed stumps stuck parallel in the ground with two wooden bails resting on top, at which the batsman stands
b. the strip of ground between these
c. a batsman's turn at batting or the period during which two batsmen bat: a third-wicket partnership.
d. the act or instance of a batsman being got out: the bowler took six wickets.
6. (Cricket) keep wicket to act as a wicketkeeper
7. on a sticky wicket informal in an awkward situation
[C18: from Old Northern French wiket; related to Old Norse vikja to move]

wick•et

(ˈwɪk ɪt)

n.
1. a window or opening, often closed by a grating or the like, as in a door, or forming a place of communication in a ticket office, a teller's cage in a bank, etc.
2. a croquet hoop or arch.
3. a small door or gate, esp. one beside, or forming part of, a larger one.
4. a turnstile.
5. Cricket.
a. either of the two frameworks, each consisting of three stumps with two bails in grooves across the tops, at which the bowler aims the ball.
b. the area between the wickets; the playing field.
c. one batsman's turn at the wicket.
d. the period during which two players bat together.
e. a batsman's inning that is not completed or not begun.
[1200–50; Middle English wiket < Anglo-French; Old French guischet]

wicket

Three wooden stumps and two bails that rest on top of the stumps, 9 in wide, 2 ft 4 in high.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wicket - cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieceswicket - cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces; used in playing cricket
cricket equipment - sports equipment used in playing cricket
2.wicket - a small arch used as croquet equipment
croquet equipment - sports equipment used in playing croquet
3.wicket - small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
4.wicket - small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transactedwicket - small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
stump - (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
Translations
رُقْعَة الأرْض بين مَجموعَة الأقْواسقَوْس صَغيرَه في لُعْبَة الكريكيت
buegærde
krikettkapu
leiksvæîi milli marksúlnalota eins kylfings í krikketmarksúlur
varteliai
kriketa varti
bránka
kriket çubukları arasındaki yerüç çubuktan oluşan kalevuruş sırası

wicket

[ˈwɪkɪt]
A. N
1. (Cricket) (= stumps) → palos mpl; (= pitch) → terreno m; (= fallen wicket) → entrada f, turno m
to be on a sticky wicketestar en un aprieto CRICKET
2. (also wicket gate) → postigo m, portillo m
B. CPD wicket keeper N (Cricket) → guardameta mf

wicket

[ˈwɪkɪt] n (in cricket) (= set of sticks) → guichet m (= area) → espace compris entre les deux guichets
to take a wicket → éliminer un batteurwicket keeper wicket-keeper, wicketkeeper [ˈwɪkɪtkiːpər] ngardien m de guichet

wicket

n
Gatter nt; (for selling tickets) → Fenster nt
(Cricket) (= stumps: also wickets) → Wicket nt, → Pfostentor nt; (= pitch)Spielbahn f; three wickets fell before lunches gab drei Wicketwürfe vor der Mittagspause; we won by four wicketswir gewannen und hatten vier Schlagmänner noch nicht in Einsatz gehabt; to keep wicketTorwächter sein ? sticky
(US: = croquet hoop) → Tor nt

wicket

[ˈwɪkɪt] (Cricket) nporta

wicket

(ˈwikit) noun
1. a hoop through which the balls are driven in the game of croquet or at which the ball is bowled in cricket.
2. the ground between two sets of these rods. The wicket has dried out well.
3. the ending of a batsman's period of batting. They scored fifty runs for (the loss of) one wicket.
ˈwicket-keeper noun
(in cricket) the fielder who stands immediately behind the wicket.