Wicket door
Wicket Wick"et, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger door or gate; a narrow opening or entrance cut in or beside a door or gate, or the door which is used to close such entrance or aperture. Piers Plowman. ``Heaven's wicket.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

And so went to the high street, . . . and came to the great tower, but the gate and wicket was fast closed. --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster]

The wicket, often opened, knew the key. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A small gate by which the chamber of canal locks is emptied, or by which the amount of water passing to a water wheel is regulated. [1913 Webster]

3. (Cricket) (a) A small framework at which the ball is bowled. It consists of three rods, or stumps, set vertically in the ground, with one or two short rods, called bails, lying horizontally across the top. (b) The ground on which the wickets are set. [1913 Webster]

4. A place of shelter made of the boughs of trees, -- used by lumbermen, etc. [Local, U. S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mining) The space between the pillars, in postand-stall working. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

{Wicket door}, {Wicket gate}, a small door or gate; a wicket. See def. 1, above. --Bunyan.

{Wicket keeper} (Cricket), the player who stands behind the wicket to catch the balls and endeavor to put the batsman out. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wicket door — noun small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door) • Syn: ↑wicket, ↑wicket gate • Hypernyms: ↑gate * * * noun or wicket gate : wicket …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wicket — Wick et, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger door or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wicket gate — Wicket Wick et, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wicket keeper — Wicket Wick et, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wicket gate — noun small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door) • Syn: ↑wicket, ↑wicket door • Hypernyms: ↑gate * * * noun see wicket door * * * wicket door or wicket gate …   Useful english dictionary

  • wicket — n. 1 Cricket a a set of three stumps with the bails in position defended by a batsman. b the ground between two wickets. c the state of this (a slow wicket). d an instance of a batsman being got out (bowler has taken four wickets). e a pair of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Door — For other uses, see Door (disambiguation). A door is a movable structure used to open and close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates inside of a space. When open, they admit ventilation… …   Wikipedia

  • wicket — ► NOUN 1) Cricket each of the sets of three stumps with two bails across the top at either end of the pitch, defended by a batsman. 2) a small door or gate, especially one beside or in a larger one. ● at the wicket Cf. ↑at the wicket ● a sticky… …   English terms dictionary

  • wicket — early 13c., small door or gate, from Anglo Fr. wiket, from O.N.Fr. wiket (Fr. guichet) wicket, wicket gate, probably from P.Gmc. *wik (Cf. O.N. vik nook ) related to O.E. wican to give way, yield (see WEAK (Cf. weak)). The notion is of something… …   Etymology dictionary

  • door — M.E. merger of O.E. dor (neut.; pl. doru) large door, gate, and O.E. duru (fem., pl. dura) door, gate, wicket, both from P.Gmc. *dur (Cf. O.S. duru, O.N. dyrr, Dan. dèr, O.Fris. dure, O.H.G. turi, Ger. Tür), from PIE …   Etymology dictionary

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