Meaning of “cricket” in the English Dictionary

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cricketnoun

us /ˈkrɪk·ɪt/

cricket noun (INSECT)

[ C ] a brown jumping insect that makes a loud, high, often repeated noise that you hear esp. at night

cricket noun (GAME)

[ U ] a team sport popular in England and some other countries, played with a small, hard ball and a bat (= wooden stick)

(Definition of “cricket” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)