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 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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