Wicket definition

wĭkĭt
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A small window or opening, as for a bank teller or in a box office.
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(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.
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A sluice gate for regulating the amount of water in a millrace or canal or for emptying a lock.
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(sports) In cricket:
  • Either of the two sets of three stumps, topped by bails, that forms the target of the bowler and is defended by the batsman.
  • A batsman's innings, which may be terminated by the ball knocking the bails off the stumps.
  • The termination of a batsman's innings.
  • The period during which two batsmen are in together.
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(games) Any of the small arches, usually made of wire, through which players try to drive their ball in croquet.
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A small door or gate, esp. one set in or near a larger door or gate.
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A small gate for regulating the flow of water to a water wheel or for emptying a canal lock.
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(croquet) Any of the small wire arches through which the balls must be hit.
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Either of two sets of three vertical sticks (stumps) each, with two small pieces (bails) resting on top of them.
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The playing space between the two wickets.
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(cricket) A dismissal; the act of a batsman getting out.
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(cricket) The period during which two batsmen bat together.
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(cricket) The pitch.
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(cricket) The area around the stumps where the batsmen stand.
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(croquet) Any of the small arches through which the balls are driven.
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(skiing, snowboarding) A temporary metal attachment that one attaches one's lift-ticket to.
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(US, dialect) A shelter made from tree boughs, used by lumbermen.

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(mining) The space between the pillars, in post-and-stall working.

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(Internet, informal) An angle bracket when used in HTML.
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A small door or gate, especially one built into or near a larger one.
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An unplayed or unfinished inning.
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A player's turn at bat.
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A small door or gate, especially one associated with a larger one.
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A small window or other opening, sometimes fitted with a grating.
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(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.
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A small window or opening, often fitted with glass or a grating.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wicket
Plural:
wickets

Origin of wicket

  • Middle English from Old North French wiket nook, wicket weik-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wiket, from Old Norse (specifically, Old East Norse) víkjas, diminutive of vik. Compare modern French guichet, ultimately from the same Old Norse source.

    From Wiktionary