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English definition of “cricket”

cricket

noun uk   /ˈkrɪk.ɪt/ us  

cricket noun (GAME)

A2 [U] a sport in which two teams of eleven players try to score runs (= points) by hitting a small, hard ball with a bat, and running between two sets of small wooden posts: a cricket ball/batCricketGeneral terms used in ball sports

cricket noun (INSECT)

C2 [C] a brown or black insect that makes short, loud noises by rubbing its wings togetherInsect names
(Definition of cricket from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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