wicketkeeper
noun Date: circa 1750 a fielder in cricket who stands behind the wicket at which the ball is being bowled

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wicketkeeper — ► NOUN Cricket ▪ a fielder stationed close behind a batsman s wicket …   English terms dictionary

  • wicketkeeper — [wik′itkēp΄ər] n. Cricket the fielder whose position is just behind the batsman s wicket …   English World dictionary

  • Wicketkeeper — Wicket keeper Wicket keeper en position derrière le wicket devant lequel se trouve le batteur adverse. Le wicket keeper, littéralement « gardien de guichet », est le joueur de cricket qui, lorsque son équipe lance la balle, se tient… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wicketkeeper — /wik it kee peuhr/, n. Cricket. the player on the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop balls that pass it. [1740 50; WICKET + KEEPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • wicketkeeper — noun A player who stands behind the batsman’s wicket ready to catch the ball, or to stump the batsman. Syn: keeper See Also: wicketkeeping …   Wiktionary

  • wicketkeeper — noun Cricket a fielder stationed close behind a batsman s wicket. Derivatives wicketkeeping noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • wicketkeeper — /ˈwɪkətkipə/ (say wikuhtkeepuh) noun Cricket the player on the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop balls that pass it …   Australian English dictionary

  • wicketkeeper — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a fieldsman in cricket wearing gloves and pads who stands behind the striker s wicket and whose chief duties are to catch, stump, or run out the batsman and to prevent byes see cricket illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wicketkeeper-batsman — Wicket keeper Wicket keeper en position derrière le wicket devant lequel se trouve le batteur adverse. Le wicket keeper, littéralement « gardien de guichet », est le joueur de cricket qui, lorsque son équipe lance la balle, se tient… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wicketkeeper-batsman — /wɪkətkipə ˈbætsmə/ (say wikuhtkeepuh batsmuhn) noun → keeper batsman …   Australian English dictionary

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