cricket Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cricket" in British English

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cricketnoun

uk   us   /ˈkrɪk.ɪt/

cricket noun (GAME)

A2 [U] a ​sport in which two ​teams of eleven ​playerstry to ​score runs (= ​points) by ​hitting a ​small, hard ​ball with a bat, and ​running between two sets of ​smallwoodenposts: a cricket ​ball/​bat
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cricket noun (INSECT)

C2 [C] a ​brown or ​blackinsect that makes ​short, ​loudnoises by ​rubbingitswings together
(Definition of cricket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cricket" in American English

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cricketnoun

 us   /ˈkrɪk·ɪt/

cricket noun (INSECT)

[C] a ​brownjumpinginsect that makes a ​loud, high, often ​repeatednoise that you ​hear esp. at ​night

cricket noun (GAME)

[U] a ​teamsportpopular in England and some other ​countries, ​played with a ​small, hard ​ball and a bat (= ​woodenstick)
(Definition of cricket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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