Meaning of “wicket” in the English Dictionary

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"wicket" in British English

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wicketnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɪk.ɪt/ us /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.

in cricket, the length of ground between two sets of wickets

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).

(Definition of “wicket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)