Definitions for wicket
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cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces; used in playing cricket
a small arch used as croquet equipment
wicket, wicket door, wicket gatenoun
small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)
wicket, lattice, grillenoun
small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
A small door or gate, especially one associated with a larger one
A small window or other opening, sometimes fitted with a grating.
A service window, as in a bank or train station, where a customer conducts transactions with a teller; a at a rail station.
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
A dismissal; the act of a batsman getting out
The period during which two batsmen bat together
The area around the stumps where the batsmen stand
(Croquet) Any of the small arches through which the balls are driven
A temporary metal attachment that one attaches one's lift-ticket to.
an angle bracket when used in HTML
Etymology: From viquet, from (specifically, Old East Norse) víkjas.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A small gate.
Etymology: wicked, Welsh; guighet, Fr. wicket, Dutch.
When none yielded, her unruly page,
With his rude claws the wicket open rent,
And let her in. Fairy Queen.
These wickets of the soul are plac’d on high,
Because all sounds do lightly mount aloft. Davies.
Now St. Peter at heav’ns wicket seems
To wait them with his keys. John Milton.
The cave was now a common way,
The wicket, often open’d, knew the key. Dryden.
The chaffering with dissenters, and dodging about this or the other ceremony, is like opening a few wickets, by which no more than one can get in at a time. Jonathan Swift.
In cricket, the term wicket has several meanings: It is one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of the pitch. The fielding team's players can hit the wicket with the ball in a number of ways to get a batsman out. The wicket is guarded by a batsman who, with his bat (and sometimes with his pads, but see the laws on LBW, leg before wicket), attempts to prevent the ball from hitting the wicket (if it does, he is bowled out) and to score runs where possible. Through metonymic usage, the dismissal of a batsman is known as the taking of a wicket, The cricket pitch itself is sometimes referred to as the wicket.
A wicket is a structure in the sport of cricket consisting of three vertical stakes, or stumps, topped by two small crosspieces known as bails. The term can also be used to refer to the dismissal of a batsman, the period during which a pair of batsmen bat together, or the pitch itself. In other contexts, a wicket may refer to a small gate or door, particularly one embedded in or next to a larger one.
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
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
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
the ground on which the wickets are set
a place of shelter made of the boughs of trees, -- used by lumbermen, etc
the space between the pillars, in postand-stall working
Etymology: [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vk a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.]
In the sport of cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings:
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wik′et, n. a small gate: one of three upright rods bowled at in cricket: a batsman's stay at the wicket: the ground where the wickets are placed.—ns. Wick′et-door, -gate, a wicket; Wick′et-keep′er, in cricket, the fieldsman who stands immediately behind the wicket. [O. Fr. wiket (Fr. guichet), a dim. form, prob. from Ice. vik-inn, pa.p. of víkja, to move; cf. A.S. wícan, to bend.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A small door in the gate of a fortress, for use by foot-passengers when the gate is closed.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A small door in the gate of a fortified place, affording a free passage to the people without opening the great gate.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'wicket' in Nouns Frequency: #2474
The numerical value of wicket in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of wicket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
All the projects will continue, because we can't stop them. We have already signed agreements, we are on a weak wicket.
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