- a small door or gate, esp. one set in or near a larger door or gate
- a small window or opening, as for a bank teller or in a box office
- a small gate for regulating the flow of water to a water wheel or for emptying a canal lock
Origin of wicketfrom orig. resemblance to a gateCricket
- either of two sets of three vertical sticks (stumps) each, with two small pieces (bails) resting on top of them
- the playing space between the two wickets
- an unplayed or unfinished inning
- a player's turn at bat
- Croquet any of the small wire arches through which the balls must be hit
Origin of wicketMiddle English wiket from Norman French (for Old French guichet), diminutive from Middle Dutch wijk, a curve from Indo-European an unverified form weig- from source weak
- A small door or gate, especially one built into or near a larger one.
- A small window or opening, often fitted with glass or a grating.
- A sluice gate for regulating the amount of water in a millrace or canal or for emptying a lock.
- 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.
- Games Any of the small arches, usually made of wire, through which players try to drive their ball in croquet.
Origin of wicketMiddle English from Old North French wiket nook, wicket ; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.
ball approaching a cricket wicket, which is made up of three vertical stumps and two bails that are positioned horizontally
- A small door or gate, especially one associated with a larger one.
- A small window or other opening, sometimes fitted with a grating.
- (UK) A service window, as in a bank or train station, where a customer conducts transactions with a teller; a ticket barrier at a rail station.
- (cricket) One of the two wooden structures at each end of the pitch, consisting of three vertical stumps and two bails; the target for the bowler, defended by the batsman.
- (cricket) A dismissal; the act of a batsman getting out.
- (cricket) The period during which two batsmen bat together.
- (cricket) The pitch.
- (cricket) The area around the stumps where the batsmen stand.
- (croquet) Any of the small arches through which the balls are driven.
- (skiing, snowboarding) A temporary metal attachment that one attaches one's lift-ticket to.
- (US, dialect) A shelter made from tree boughs, used by lumbermen.
- (mining) The space between the pillars, in post-and-stall working.
- (Internet, informal) An angle bracket when used in HTML.