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Etymology

From Old Northern French wiket, cognate with Old (and modern) French guichet, perhaps from Germanic. Perhaps, even closer, from Anglo-Norman wicket.

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  1. A small door or gate, especially one associated with a larger one
  2. A small window or other opening, sometimes fitted with a grating
  3. (cricket) One of the two wooden structures at each end of the pitch, consisting of three vertical stumps and two bails; the target for the bowler, defended by the batsman
  4. (cricket) A dismissal; the act of a batsman getting out
  5. (cricket) The period during which two batsmen bat together
  6. (cricket) The pitch
  7. (cricket) The area around the stumps where the batsmen stand
  8. (Croquet) Any of the small arches through which the balls are driven
  9. (snowboarding): A temporary metal attachment that one attaches one's lift-ticket to.

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