- either of the two frameworks, each consisting of three stumps with two bails in grooves across the tops, at which the bowler aims the ball.
- the area between the wickets; the playing field.
- one batsman's turn at the wicket.
- the period during which two players bat together.
- a batsman's inning that is not completed or not begun.
Idioms about wicket
Origin of wicket
OTHER WORDS FROM wickethalf-wicket, noun
Words nearby wicket
How to use wicket in a sentence
Over the past three seasons of the English County Championship, no cricketer has taken more wickets than Essex off spinner Simon Harmer.Guess Who’s Cheering for Brexit? South African Cricket|Charu Kasturi|August 12, 2020|Ozy
It looked into a garden, whence a wicket-gate opened into a small paddock; all beyond was fine meadow-land and wood.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Those whose hoops had been knocked down assembled on one side, close to the side wicket.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
The gate itself, closed by enormous locks, had a wicket through which to examine those who asked admittance.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
The conversation generally turned upon his old “missus,” who was buried under a yew tree, near the wicket gate.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
The Disagreeable Woman's house is at the end of the row, and across the road is a wicket-gate leading—Where did it lead?Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for wicket
- cricket either of two constructions, placed 22 yards apart, consisting of three pointed stumps stuck parallel in the ground with two wooden bails resting on top, at which the batsman stands
- the strip of ground between these
- a batsman's turn at batting or the period during which two batsmen bata third-wicket partnership
- the act or instance of a batsman being got outthe bowler took six wickets