Meaning of cricket by Wiktionary Dictionary
- ( UK, US ) IPA: /ˈkɹɪk.ɪt/, X-SAMPA: /"krIk.It/
- Rhymes: -ɪkɪt
- An insect in the order Orthoptera that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs .
- A wooden footstool .
- A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions
- A relatively small area of a roof constructed to divert water from a horizontal intersection of the roof with a chimney, wall, expansion joint or other projection .
- ( US slang, in the plural: ) Absolute silence; no communication. See crickets .
- ( sports ) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries .
- ( 主にUK ) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport .
- That player's foul wasn't cricket!
- Appendix:Glossary of cricket
- Cricket ( kr?k?t ), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.] ( Zool. ) An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
☞ The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus; the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus niger, Gryllus neglectus, and others.
Balm cricket. See under Balm. -- Cricket bird, a small European bird ( Silvia locustella ); -- called also grasshopper warbler. -- Cricket frog, a small American tree frog ( Acris gryllus ); -- so called from its chirping.
- Cricket, n. [AS. cricc, crycc, crooked staff, crutch. Perh. first used in sense 1, a stool probably having been first used as a wicket. See Crutch.]
1. A low stool.
2. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
3. ( Arch. ) A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney.
- Cricket, v. i. To play at cricket. Tennyson.
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