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wicketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɪk.ɪt/
in ​cricket, a set of three ​verticalsticks with two ​smallpieces of ​woodbalancedacross the ​top of them, at which the ​ball is ​aimed. There are two wickets on a ​cricketfield. 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 ​teatime (= five ​players have been ​caused to ​finishtheirturn). As a ​fastbowler, he took many wickets (= ​caused many ​players to ​finishtheirturns).
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