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English

An Australian brown field cricket

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French criquet, from criquer (to make a cracking sound).

Noun

Singular
cricket

Plural
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cricket ({{{1}}})
  1. An insect in the order Orthoptera that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs.
  2. A wooden footstool.
  3. A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions
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Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

People playing cricket

Noun

Singular
cricket

Plural
-

cricket (-)
  1. (sports) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport.
    That player's foul wasn't cricket!
Usage notes

The sense "An act that is fair and sportsmanlike" is normally used in negative constructions and is not restricted to sports usage.

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Verb

Infinitive
to cricket

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to cricket (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (rare) To play the game of cricket.

Dutch

Noun

cricket n.

  1. cricket (sport)

French

Pronunciation

Noun

cricket m.

  1. cricket (sport)

Italian

Noun

cricket m. [[Category:Template:lang:it nouns|cricket]]

  1. cricket (sport)

Swedish

Noun

Declination for cricket Singular Uncountable
Common Indefinite Definite
Nominative cricket cricketen
Genitive crickets cricketens

cricket c.

  1. (sports) cricket

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