wicket


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Synonyms for wicket

cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces

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a small arch used as croquet equipment

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small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)

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small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

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References in classic literature ?
cries the captain, catching up the ball and sending it high above the rook trees, while the third Marylebone man walks away from the wicket, and old Bailey gravely sets up the middle stump again and puts the bails on.
Now, I am seldom out on a really grassy wicket for such a meagre score, and as David and I changed places without a word, there was a cheery look on his face that I found very galling.
Then the Keeper of the Wicket passed through and she followed, after which the door swung shut and locked itself with a sharp click.
The wicket from which the pair had lately emerged was in the wall of this structure.
The ball flew from his hand straight and swift towards the centre stump of the wicket.
And Andrea, gliding through the court like a black shadow, rushed out through the wicket, leaving his comrades, and even the keeper, lost in wonder.
It was a sight to see the professionals bowling like demons for the hard cash, for whenever a stump was hit a pound was tossed to the bowler and another balanced in its stead, while one man took #3 with a ball that spreadeagled the wicket.
Both he and I had our backs towards the path leading up the field to the wicket.
Present yourself at the wicket of the Louvre, on the side of the Rue de l'Echelle, and ask for Germain.
No matter where I'm going,' rejoined the hangman, looking in again at the iron wicket, which he had nearly shut upon himself, and held ajar.
Jo was through the last wicket and had missed the stroke, which failure ruffled her a good deal.
She stealthily and noiselessly crept through the wicket, and, ascending the stair, stepped out on the roof.
He told them of the last test match he had seen and described the course of the game wicket by wicket.
Then they went through all the rooms, till they came to a door on which were three locks: but in the middle of the door was a wicket, so that they could look into the next room.
A man with a bloated face opened the strong wicket, to whom Defarge presented "The Emigrant Evremonde.