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 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 gate — wicket ,gate noun count a small gate, especially one that is next to or part of a larger gate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wicket gate — wicket .gate n old use a small door or gate that is part of a larger one …   Dictionary of contemporary 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 gate — A wicket gate is a small gate or door, particularly one built into a larger one.The cricket term wicket comes from this term.Wicket gates are also a key component in hydroelectric turbines that control the flow of water from the input pipes… …   Wikipedia

  • wicket gate — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wicket gate : singular wicket gate plural wicket gates a small gate, especially one that is next to or part of a larger gate …   English dictionary

  • wicket gate — noun A small gate or door, especially one built into a large one …   Wiktionary

  • wicket gate — noun (C) old use a small door or gate that is part of a larger one …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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