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Definitions of wicket

  1. small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces; used in playing cricket Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger door or gate; a narrow opening or entrance cut in or beside a door or gate, or the door which is used to close such entrance or aperture. Piers Plowman. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A small gate by which the chamber of canal locks is emptied, or by which the amount of water passing to a water wheel is regulated. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A small framework at which the ball is bowled. It consists of three rods, or stumps, set vertically in the ground, with one or two short rods, called bails, lying horizontally across the top. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The ground on which the wickets are set. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The space between the pillars, in postand-stall working. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A place of shelter made of the boughs of trees, - used by lumbermen, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A small gate or door, especially one in a larger gate or door; the three upright stumps in cricket at which the ball is bowled or pitched. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A small gate: one of three upright rods bowled at in cricket. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A small gate: three upright rods bowled at in cricket. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A small door or gate beside or in a larger entrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Cricket. An arrangement of three upright rods, with two crosspieces on top. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A small gate or door, specially one in a larger; one of three upright bars or rods bowled at in playing cricket. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A small gate or door; part of a massive or large door for the admission of persons on foot only; the narrow frame of rods stuck in the ground at the game of cricket, which is constantly being bowled over and set up again. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for wicket

  1. As he concluded, Gillian lifted up her head, and putting her hair from her face gazed over the duckpond beyond the green wicket – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  2. Before entering Harry had gone through John Stark's pockets; now he pushed a bill under the little wicket – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
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