wick wick (w[i^]k), or Wich Wich (w[i^]ch), n. [AS. w[=i]c village, fr. L. vicus. In some names of places, perhaps fr. Icel. v[=i]k an inlet, creek, bay. See {Vicinity}, and cf. {Villa}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in composition; as, bailiwick, Warwick, Greenwick. --Stow. [1913 Webster]

2. (Curling) A narrow port or passage in the rink or course, flanked by the stones of previous players. [1913 Webster]

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