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English definition of “wicket”


noun [C]     /ˈwɪk.ɪt/
in cricket , a set of three vertical sticks with two small pieces of wood balanced across the top of them, at which the ball is aimed . There are two wickets on a cricket field .CricketGeneral terms used in ball sports in cricket , the length of ground between two sets of wicketsCricketGeneral terms used in ball sports in cricket , a turn that a player has to hit the ball : Five wickets have fallen since tea time (= five players have been caused to finish their turn ). As a fast bowler , he took many wickets (= caused many players to finish their turns ).CricketGeneral terms used in ball sports
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