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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.]
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.
A small wooden footstool.
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.
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of or relating to the game of cricket
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cricketing[ˈkrɪkɪtɪŋ] ADJ → de cricket
his brief cricketing career → su corta trayectoria como jugador de cricket
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adj → Kricket-; England’s cricketing heroes → Englands Krickethelden
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