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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.]
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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
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لاعِب الكريكيت
hráč kriketu
hráč kriketu
kriket oyuncusu


[ˈkrɪkɪtəʳ] Ncriquetero/a m/f, jugador(a) m/f de críquet
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈkrɪkɪtər] njoueur/euse m/f de cricket
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


nKricketspieler(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈkrɪkɪtəʳ] ngiocatore/trice di cricket
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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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.
I had forgotten Raffles was a modern first-class cricketer: that explains him.
What struck me most, however, was the absence of the usual insignia of a cricketer's den.
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.
For years we also recognised the cricketing talent in our region, with our popular Sunday Sun Cricketer of the Year and Junior Cricketer of the Year proving much sought-after accolades for amateur and up-and-coming players right across the North.
Amid rumours and speculations, Pakistani cricketer Hassan Ali on Friday confirmed he was tying the knot with an Indian girl in Dubai on August 20.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): Pakistani cricketer Imam-ul-Haq has landed himself in a controversy after a Twitter user accused him of having affairs with several girls and cheating on them.
KARACHI -- Test cricketer Khurram Manzoor lashes out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for ignoring domestic cricketers.