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Meaning of wicket by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Old Northern French viquet, from Old Norse ( specifically, Old East Norse ) víkjas .


    • IPA: /ˈwɪkɪt/
      Rhymes: -ɪkɪt


    wicket ( plural: wickets )

    1. A small door or gate, especially one associated with a larger one
    2. A small window or other opening, sometimes fitted with a grating.
    3. ( 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 .
    4. ( 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
    5. ( cricket ) A dismissal; the act of a batsman getting out
    6. ( cricket ) The period during which two batsmen bat together
    7. ( cricket ) The pitch
    8. ( cricket ) The area around the stumps where the batsmen stand
    9. ( Croquet ) Any of the small arches through which the balls are driven
    10. ( skiing, snowboarding ): A temporary metal attachment that one attaches one's lift-ticket to .
    11. ( Internet, informal ) an angle bracket when used in HTML

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Explanation of wicket by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. small opening ( like a window in a door ) through which business can be transacted

    2. small gate or door ( especially one that is part of a larger door )

    3. a small arch used as croquet equipment

    4. cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces